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Steve Barclay has an impressive pedigree as a Comedy Entertainer, Pantomime Dame, Actor, After Dinner Speaker, and is a proud member of the show business fraternity and charity the Grand Order of Water Rats GOWR. He is also  a member of the most famous entertainment lodge in Freemasonry Chelsea Lodge No. 3098.

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.

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-rounder and especially popular at panto time. He has been Dame so many times that he is held in esteem as an expert at being a clown in a frock. But he has played so many other parts in this and other stage dramas and comedies as well as a full range of other shows, TV and radio.

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!


Comedy TurnsA New Style One Man ShowCOMEDY TURNS A Fully Self Contained Show Suitable for Any Venue Large or Small!

  Variety was never such fun as in this ingenious magic carpet ride from the variety stage to present cabaret!

  And now for something completely different. Written, produced, and directed by play write Stephen Taylor this is a performance that is perfect for small venues but, with the right set and lighting could also grace the largest of stages.

   What is it? Comedy Turns. It stars - Steve Barclay.

Yes, this is a show unlike many one-man shows, this one runs the full evening or afternoon, and the 85% audience was simply spellbound, standing as one at the end to acclaim this excellent production.

  Steve Barclay holds his audience masterfully and you can never be sure what is coming next. Steve Barclay who has been around for some years as comic, impressionist, singer, and comedy actor. Now he has exposed another layer of talent with clever writing, a great concept and tremendous on-stage presence.

  Comedy Turns is set to tour the country - it is one not to miss if you want an unusual theatre entertainment experience.

‘New Book Available Here’


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.


Steve Barclay has enjoyed playing theatres nationwide with many of the top stars of show business including Danny La Rue, Rick Wakeman - and many others, too many to list.. He has enjoyed playing the Swansea Grand, Bristol Hippodrome, Leeds City Varieties, and even the World-famous London Palladium.


Steve appears regularly on the cabaret and corporate circuit in the UK, besides cruising the Mediterranean and Caribbean oceans delighting the cruise passengers with his brand of stand-up comedy, zany impressions, vintage jazz paying homage to Bessie Smith, George Melly, and a host of jazz legends , plus some mean ukulele playing!

In 2021 Steve wrote his biography UNKNOWN TO MILLIONS and an original song by the same title. The book with a foreword by Rick Wakeman CBE and the song is available on Steve’s websites www.stevebarclay.com & www.pantomimedame.com.

At present Steve is busy touring some of the finest cabaret and theatre venues in the UK with his COMEDY STAND UP, AFTER DINNER SPEAKING and ONE MAN SHOWS.

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After Dinner/Lunch Talks ‘Unknown To Millions’ Song Written and Performed By Steve Barclay

Listen To Steve’s Song

‘A Life In Show Business’ By Steve Barclay Foreword By Rick Wakeman CBE Unknown To  MILLIONS Signed Copy’s Available Here £10.95 plus postage Click Here


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!

Monday 12th February 2024

Dear Steve

Just a note to say thank you for such an entertaining and informative talk. I know that we all enjoyed it very much.

Kind regards


Lynda Robinson Jones

Caterham U3A, Surrey