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Barry & Joan

Audrey Rumsby | 2021 | 87 MINS
USA
Focus on the Documentary

A joyful insight into the creative world of Barry and Joan Grantham, two British eccentrics who have kept the skills of vaudeville alive for over seventy years.

In Detail

Since becoming stage-struck lovers in 1948, Barry and Joan have taught, danced and acted alongside the greats of British film and theatre. They are the last of the golden generation of vaudeville, eager to pass their legacy on to future generations.

Through their lens, we experience the wonderful and wacky history of performance from Vaudeville and Eccentric Dance to Commedia dell’Arte.

This tale of two national treasures deals with the universal themes of aging, and how to apply our own uniqueness in an increasingly box shaped world.

- Guardian 'A joyful celebration of eccentric entertainers'
- Everything Theatre 4**** 'a heart-warming documentary... Barry and Joan’s world is a happy place, full of their love for each other and their love of art. - Visiting, even briefly, will do you the world of good.'

Please note that the Sunday Director Q&A has been cancelled.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Look out for the Q&A with Director Audrey Rumsby on Sun 22 May 18:00.

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