Trained and working as a professional actor; working internationally in theatre and film, before setting up one of the UK’s most successful arts-education companies, Barry worked as a playwright. Working both on commissions and as an in-house writer for a Midlands based theatre company. In 2009 he decided to move out of theatre and concentrate on writing full time.
Barry quickly secured commissions from both magazines and the trade press before landing a job as a travel/features writer for an international, best selling magazine. The bulk of his non fiction work centred around travel and food writing with a vast majority of it being Italy related. He didn’t however restrict himself solely to travel writing and also had many commissions from magazines within the wedding and entertainment markets.
As a travel writer he’s been privileged to have experienced many diverse cultures, which include being kidnapped in the Middle East, trekking through the jungle in Borneo and surviving 79 days and nights in a camper van touring through New Zealand.
Barry first dipped his creative toe into the fiction pool writing a novella; Willow and the Motorway Horses and then moved on to complete his first novel, 52; a comedic tale about a Venetian bridge, living with breast cancer and with a Bedlington terrier thrown into the mix.
His work has continued and currently includes non-fiction writing, a TV script and a new novel including a collection of monologues for the stage. For more details about Barry’s current projects and WIP’s see blog content.
He capers, he dances, he has eyes of youth, he writes verses, he speaks holiday, he smells April and May.
The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act 3 Scene 2