Adrian Barnes

Ageing: The final (old) frontier…

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Adrian Barnes may be old enough to be considered a drain on the economy, however, as long as he has work to do, things to learn and politicians to piss off, he intends to be 68 years young. It’s life Jim, but not as we know it! I am sitting at my computer at 4.30 in the morning. It is quiet. The occasional car passes on the road outside and I hear someone ... Read the full article
Adrian Barnes

Adrian has had a long and varied career in the performing arts. After training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Adrian had a successful career in the West End as an actor/singer/dancer, appearing in such classics as West Side Story, Kiss Me, Kate and Hello Dolly, as well as working with some of the UK’s renowned repertory and Opera companies including The English National Opera, Birmingham Rep., Derby Playhouse and the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Adrian has lived and worked in Australia since 1981, appearing in such TV classics as Young Doctors and Sons and Daughters, the occasional film, The Slipper and the Rose and Thank God He Met Lizzie being his two favourites, and many stage plays and musicals including The Pirates of Penzance – The Broadway Version, Simon Gallagher’s famous ‘Pirates’ Tour, Seven Little Australians: the Musical and most recently the highly successful Australian 60th Anniversary Tour of The Mousetrap. Adrian has directed many plays and musicals, taught various performing arts schools worldwide, and today combines an active performing, teaching and directing career. Adrian can often be found performing some naughty satirical cabaret with his friend and partner Pat. H. Wilson.