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25 Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, Surrey
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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"How's your spelling?1"

The Barnstormers are delighted to announce that they will be returning to the Barn (this time actually inside the theatre!) in October this year with the hilarious smash hit musical comedy 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'. They will be staging four performances from Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th October and hope that many of you will come and join in the fun and support The Barnstormers' continuing efforts to raise funds for our DRIP charity project.

The spelling bee (competition) is a modern day American phenomenon that has been brought to the stage in this quirky Tony Award winning musical comedy. It tells the story of six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, and who learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

A hilarious tale of overachievers' angst that chronicles the experiences of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. It is the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom the spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

The show is being produced and directed by Richard Allen, who is joined by Barn regulars, Colin Warnock as Musical Director and Fran Newitt as Associate Director / Choreographer.

This is the first time the musical has been produced at the Barn Theatre and we've no doubt that The Barnstormers will once again be pulling out all the stops. They promise us a unique, funny and memorable evening's entertainment with perhaps just a few unexpected star turns from some lucky audience volunteers!

Tickets priced 15.00 each are available now from 01959 561811 or by credit/debit card via this website so why not dust off your dictionary, book your tickets, keep those dates free, and join everyone at the Bee!