THE show is Red Hot and Cole, but in an unheated venue the audience could be feeling the chill.
Ruislip Operatic Society (ROS) performs two shows a year at the Winston Churchill Theatre, in Pinn Way. This year the venue is closed for refurbishment and the society will instead take to the stage in the Great Barn in the Manor Farm complex in Bury Street.
Red Hot and Cole celebrates the life and work of songwriter and Broadway legend Cole Porter.
But the ‘red hot’ element might be strictly confined to the stage – and audiences are advised to dress warmly.
ROS’s Janina Mischker said: “We could cover the cost of heaters for the barn but the noise would be disruptive and it would dry the air.
“It will be a challenge for us performers as we have never performed in the round, and we will all have to stay on stage throughout, which will be a little bit different.
“There has already been a lot of interest, however, and hopefully March will turn out to be warmer.”
The show is from March 21-24 at 7.45pm, plus a 2.30pm performance on the Saturday.
Tickets cost £12. Call the box office on 07905 932 366, or go to www.ruislipos.org.