Review: A Not-So Silent Night! The Barn Theatre, Oxted

Like most entertainment venues, The Barn Theatre in Oxted has been quiet for much of 2020. With many of its planned shows cancelled, theatre staff, performers and audiences have been waiting patiently for the curtains to rise once more.

Thankfully, that opportunity came on Saturday 12th December, via Angie Muscio and her Really Happy Company’s double performance of ‘A Not-So Silent Night’.
The Barn’s cosy (and Covid-safe) auditorium is already the perfect setting for live productions and for this it was further enhanced with festive decorations, including two twinkling Christmas trees framing the stage.

The show opened with charity single ‘Christmas Again (The Show Must Go On)’, co-written and produced by Master of Ceremonies, and Caterham School alumnus, Joe McNeice. Featuring 30 West End stars, it is raising money for the Theatre Support Fund+, an endeavour established in response to the difficulties faced by the performing arts industry this year. ‘A Not-So Silent Night’ is also supporting this cause, as well as Reigate’s Open Hands Food Bank.

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