Stage struck from an early age, Steve Barclay only ever really wanted to do one thing in life – and he did it. His heroes were up there on the stage and by sheer hard work and an eagerness to learn it was not long before he was up there with them.
A very popular and celebrated figure within show business Steve is a good all-
Steve Barclay is one of the first names demanded whenever a major star is going on a theatre tour in the UK and often overseas. How did Steve achieve his goals? What highs and lows did he experience on this amazing journey that he is still having?
He might be Unknown To Millions but those who know him, love him and you will too when you have spent time with him in this wonderful new book.
Steve Barclay is Unknown to Millions but that could be about to change
Steve has enjoyed playing theatres nation wide with many of the top stars of show business including Danny La Rue, Rick Wakeman -
Steve played his first pantomime dame at the Derngate Theatre. Since then Steve has never stopped playing dame, and has enjoyed playing the Theatre Royal Hanley and HFC Truro where Steve’s Dame stopped the show! Steve played Dame Widow Twankey at the Garrick Theatre Lichfield to tremendous success with Jimmy Cricket as Wishee Washy. More recently Steve played various Dames for seven consecutive seasons at Lincoln's Theatre Royal with comedy legends Cannon and Ball.
At present Steve is busy touring some of the finest cabaret and theatre venues in the UK with his comedy stand up and ONE MAN SHOWS
1940’s BLITZ SHOWSHOWS.
Steve Barclay plays cabaret dates nationwide with his comedy routines -
Barclay takes the cabaret stage by storm every time presenting zany comedy, vocal impressions, stand up comedy, banjo uke, and smooth jazz vocals. One of the best cabaret acts on the corporate circuit! Having the ability to appeal to any audience.
Steve Barclay appears regularly on the cabaret and corporate circuit in the UK, besides cruising the Mediterranean and Caribbean oceans delighting the cruise passengers.
Steve works fully self contained or with live band arrangements including front line parts for your in-
Steve Barclay talks to many and varied groups and society's with enthusiasm and charismatic authority about his own show business experiences. Recalling the comedians and stars of TV, Radio and Variety. Steve presents two brilliantly entertaining talks COMEDY HEROES and NOTHING LIKE A DAME.
Steve Barclay’s talk COMEDY HEROES tells the story of some of the best loved comedians and entertainers. During his highly informative talk he recalls the famous variety comedians KEN DODD, TOMMY COOPER, MAX WALL, GEORGE FORMBY, LES DAWSON, RONNIE BARKER, ERIC MORECAMBE. Comediennes HYLDA BAKER, TESSIE O’SHEA are remembered beside many of the not so famous but notable comedy stars of an age of Empires, Grands and Palaces.
STEVE BARCLAY having spent many years treading the boards as a supporting comedian to many top TV and theatre celebrities shows his obvious enthusiasm for this subject, you can almost feel the red velvet of the seats and smell the orange peel! COMEDY HEROES is available for venues large or small.
There is always time for questions and answers
Available Summer 2023
£10.95 plus postage
Steve Barclay has an impressive pedigree as a Comedy Entertainer, Pantomime Dame, Actor, After Dinner Speaker, and is a proud member of the showbusiness fraternaty and charity the Grand Order Of Water Rats GOWR.
Here you can find information on Steve Barclay’s THEATRE SHOWS, ONE MAN SHOWS and CABARET EVENTS, plus you can contact Steve for other projects.
Steve plays cabaret dates nationwide acclaimed as one of the best cabaret acts on the corporate circuit having the ability to appeal to any audience.
There’s nothing bland or predictable about Steve Barclay. Steve’s lively blend of anecdotes, gags, swinging vocals and inspired improvisation bring a refreshing blast of cheerful humour to any gig and makes him a sought after comedy host and headline act always in demand.
Photos courtesy of Andy Evans
Pantomime is a English tradition and some say our children’s initiation into enjoying live theatre and long may it remain so. STEVE BARCLAY’S fascinating talk NOTHING LIKE A DAME looks back at some of the greatest pantomime dames ever, including ARTHUR ASKEY, DAN LENO, BILLY DAINTY, TERRY SCOTT, CYRIL FLETCHER, REG DIXON and the very special styles of more recent pantomime dames such as LES DAWSON, DANNY LA RUE, and JOHN INMAN.
At the end of his talk STEVE BARCLAY an accomplished pantomime dame demonstrates the skills of a traditional panto dame by inviting us to sample first hand the smell of the grease paint and even some of those song sheets we have grown to know and love.
There is a question and answer section
at the end of this talk.
Further information at Steve’s Pantomime Dame site