Panto Dame Site Steve Barclay’s

STEVE BARCLAY’S talk NOTHING LIKE A DAME recalls 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 LES DAWSON, DANNY LA RUE, and JOHN INMAN.

During the talk STEVE BARCLAY transforms himself into a traditional pantomime Dame ‘before your very eyes’, showing all the tips and tricks of the make up and costumes.

At the end of his talk STEVE BARCLAY an accomplished pantomime dame demonstrates the skills of a traditional pantomime 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 of course a question and answer section at the end of this talk.

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Entertainer after dinner speaker Steve Barclay looks back on a childhood in the mill town of Oldham, Lancashire. Totally star struck watching countless summer variety shows at Blackpool.

As a child presenting his own shows in a shed at the bottom of the garden. Fulfilling his childhood dreams later in life touring theatres with TV and variety legend Danny La Rue. Working with variety stars John Inman, Ronnie Hilton, Dora Bryan, Roy Hudd.

Appearing in Pantomime with Wayne Sleep, Jimmy Cricket, Freddie Garrity.

Playing Pantomime Dame  Widow Twankey with Rick Wakeman as Abernarza.

Working on cruise ships singing late night jazz after performing midnight cabaret.

Eventually becoming a member of the show business and charity fraternity the Grand Order of Water Rats.

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