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Amateur Dramatics - show reviews

1995 Cinderella Lakeside Residents Association (Producer and MD - Keith Dawson)
    "..greatly enjoyed the cameo role of the legendary local DJ Barry John as saucy Tommy Tucker" - Tamworth Herald
1995 Carousel Atherstone Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (Producer - Tony Moore, MD - Walter White)
    "A breathtaking performance was made by the lovable rogue, Billy Bigelow, played by Barry John whose magical voice overwhelmed the audience" - Heartland Evening News
    "But it was Barry John, an absolute natural as Billy Bigelow, who carried the show to its starry heights" - Tamworth Trader
    "..Barry John is excellent as Billy Bigelow..." - Tamworth Herald
1995 Hans Andersen Coleshill Operatic Society (Producer - David Derrington)
    "Barry John turns the mysterious Otto into a chirruping Irish Pisky to excellent effect" -Evening Mail
    "..well supported by Barry John, the Irish sounding stranger..." - N.O.D.A
1995 The Mikado Centre Theatre Company, Nuneaton (Producer - Gren Redfern, MD - Walter White)
    "A sprained knee did not stop the talented Barry John, as Nanki Poo, from "breaking a leg" and his wooing of Yum-Yum was outstanding" - Nuneaton Tribune
    "...was complemented by the acting and singing of Barry John, who despite suffering a leg injury showed he was capable of giving a performance that was far from limp!" - Heartland Evening News
    "...cruised through the role of Nanki Poo" - Tamworth Trader
1996 Viva Mexico! Atherstone Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (Producer - Tony Moore, MD - Walter White)
    "Barry John is an exception as the swaggering bandit, Mendoza...made to measure for the role" - Tamworth Herald
    "Picked out for greatness, Barry John as the often unintelligible but hilariously OTT Mendoza" - Heartlands Evening News
    "Convincing performance from Mendoza, played by Barry John" - Ron Hyams, NODA
1996 Calamity Jane Coleshill Operatic Society (Producer and MD - Andrew Alton)
    "Whip crackin' show of talent..Deadwood has never been livelier...Barry John (Hickock) provides strong support" - John Slim, Evening Mail
1996 A La Carte St Augustine's Musical Theatre Company (Producer - Veronica Walsh, MD - Stephen Powell)
    Performed medley of songs from Mack & Mabel
1997 Oklahoma Atherstone Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (Producer - Barry John, MD - David Hooker)
    "The ensemble pieces displayed admirably just what can be achieved by good direction on a small stage. Congratulations to Barry John on his first production. An excellent evening's entertainment" - Ron Hyams, NODA
1997 Fiddler on the Roof Coleshill Operatic Society (Producer - Peter Green)
    Appeared as a Russian soldier
1997 Follies St Augustine's Musical Theatre Company (Producer - Veronica Walsh, MD - Stephen Powell)
    Played the part of the aging tenor Roscoe, opening and closing the show with the song "Beautiful Girls"
1998 Victorian Follies Exmouth Pavillion (Producer and MD - Jennifer Wardman)
    " ..fine rendition of 'Goodbye'..", "..truly great performance of Mack & Mabel...portrayed with brilliance" - Exmouth Express & Echo
2000 Victorian Follies Exmouth Pavillion (Producer and MD - Jennifer Wardman)
    "..always a winner, and put over in great style by Barry John.." - Exmouth Journal

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