Barrie began acting at a very young age with the Altrincham Garrick Theatre in Cheshire and went on to appear there many times. He joined Lichfield Players about 20 years ago, making his first appearance here as Ted Washbrook in A Chorus of Disapproval, and in addition to a wide range of acting and directing has taken on at various times the roles of Chairman, President, Publicity Manager and general dogsbody! Notable performances include Jim in Brassed Off and the MC in Oh What A Lovely War, while productions he has directed include Funny Money, Habeas Corpus, Relatively Speaking, Absurd Person Singular, Season’s Greetings and Bedroom Farce. Barrie has also acted and directed for Sutton Arts Theatre, playing Doc in West Side Story and Selsdon Mowbray in Noises Off and directing Run For Your Wife, Bedroom Farce (again!) and Visitors. He has also worked in Lichfield with Intimate Theatre. His favourite playwrights are Alan Ayckbourn, Harold Pinter and the immortal William!