Date: Sunday 14th November 2021
“A Shirt Box Full of Songs”
Meet Barbara Dickson in an intimate setting where she describes her life through her recently re-published autobiography “A Shirt Box Full of Songs”.
From singing to the postman when she was less than two years old to her Sold-Out tours in the 2000s, Barbara Dickson has been captivating her fans for the best part of sixty years.
In her autobiography she describes the joys of growing up in Fife in the Fifties, of moving to Edinburgh at seventeen to find her place in the world and the struggles of trying to make a living on the Scottish folk scene.
Despite becoming Scotland's bestselling solo artist in the 70s and 80s and with huge hits such as 'I Know Him So Well', with Elaine Paige and 'Caravan Song', Barbara was not content to have just a successful singing career. She turned to another: Acting.
She appeared in Musical Theatre, making "Blood Brothers" and "Spend, Spend, Spend" her own. Her time on stage earned her many acting accolades but her pursuit of ‘perfection’ lead to complete exhaustion from which she fought hard to recover in the 1980s and 1990s.
Barbara's is a warm, fascinating story that encompasses the best of British music, stage and television and above all tells the story of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary voice.
Former BBC presenter, journalist & editor, Tim Hubbard, now a writer, lecturer & literary festival host, will be in conversation with Barbara about her remarkable life and career.
In the second half of the evening, Barbara will take questions from the audience, together with treating them to one or two of her favourite songs.
To round the evening off, Barbara will give a Book Signing of her Autobiography; the perfect souvenir of what promises to be a most special and memorable night.
Reserved Seats, Licensed Bar, Tea & Coffee
(Open to 100% capacity : Seating and movement around the theatre and Bar will not be socially-distanced.)
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Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm.
Show starts at 7.30pm
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