An Evening with Amanda Barrie

19:30 - 21:30 19 May 2024
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In what promises to be a special evening, Amanda Barrie will be interviewed by Jonathan Kydd (son of the actor Sam Kydd) about her life and career.

Following the show, the actress will take part in a signing session in the foyer.

Amanda’s credits have encompassed theatre, film and television. Her many theatre roles include Elvira in Blithe Spirit, Mavis in Stepping Out and Marion in Absurd Person Singular. While her various pantomime appearances have included playing Vegetable Fairy in Jack and the Beanstalk, Wicked Queen in Snow White and Fairy Godmother in Cinderella.

In 1954, Amanda appeared in an edition of Morecambe and Wise’s first television series, Running Wild. Since then she has played many memorable characters on the small screen. They include Alma Baldwin in Coronation Street, Beverley Tull in Bad Girls and Psychic Sue in Benidorm.

Meanwhile, Amanda’s film work has included playing Rona in Doctor in Distress, Anthea in Carry On Cabby and Cleopatra in Carry On Cleo.

In 2002, Amanda wrote an honest and moving autobiography full of her characteristic humour called It’s Not a Rehearsal.

Jonathan Kydd  is an actor, writer, podcaster and voice over artist. His television credits include Pipkins, Minder, Casualty, French Fields, One Foot in the Grave, Jonathan Creek, Doctors and The Brian Conley Show (for which he wrote 24 songs). While his voice over work has included the cartoons The Adventures of Paddington Bear, Toy Story That Time Forgot and Mr Bean. Jonathan has also voiced all the Harry Potter games and countless commercials, including the infamous Ferrero Rocher campaign. He has starred in many BBC Radio 4 comedy series including The Castle, Dial M for Pizza and Chambers. He recently published the first volume of his father’s memoirs, Sam Kydd: Be a Good Boy, Sam.




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