Join Barbara and her husband Bernard for a sing-song around the piano at one of their legendary candlelit suppers.

There will be singing. There will be crumpets.

DATE: Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th June 2023

TIME: 7.30pm (3pm matinee Saturday**)

PRICE: £15/13*

**Relaxed performance

Saturday 24th June 3pm – During this show we will be operating under relaxed conditions. If you would like to speak to a member of staff before the show please contact

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Join Barbara and husband Bernard for a sing-song around the piano at one of their legendary candlelit suppers.

Barbara lives in an effortless era, when tea came from a pot, the milk was poured first and crumpets were for butter, not jam.

But this is the present and it’s all got a little more complicated…

“Barbara is a heartfelt, beautiful, deeply tender tribute” The Play’s The Thing

Barbara and Bernard will transport you, their guests, to a bygone era with music, polite conversation and exceptional hosting. Through warmth, affection and humour, the lid is lifted on what it means to care for someone you love when they lose their way.

There will be singing. There will be crumpets.

This is a public sharing of ‘Barbara’ as part of the show’s development. Audiences will be asked for feedback to support the future development of the show.


Creative team:

‘Barbara’ / lead artist: Mark Croasdale
‘Bernard’ / musical director: Tom Guest
Engagement Artist: Jenny Gaskell
Exec Producer: Dan Jarvis
Project Coordinator: Millie Bottomley


images by Lee Baxter


RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes


Please note that latecomers may be refused entry and readmittance may not be possible.
In the event of a show having an interval The Edge may not allow access to latecomers until the second half of the performance, this is due to the seating area being accessed across the performance area.

*Concessions by Conscience: you pay what you can afford depending on your circumstances. We don’t ask for any proof, we just leave it to your discretion. Please remember we are a charity and rely on ticket income and other limited funding.
Before placing a booking, carefully review your event and ticket selection. Once purchased tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the event is cancelled or moved to another date. For more information see our conditions of sales.


Saturday 24th June 7.30pm performance will include filming & photography including the foyer areas of The Edge. If you would prefer not to be filmed, please speak to a member of The Edge Team