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David Barry
David Barry in 2001
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Full-Length Plays
One-Act Plays
 
Author Biography
David Barry, was an actor for more than 50 years, having played his first professional role aged 12. He toured Europe with Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in 'Titus Andronicus', and in the early 70s played Frankie Abbott in 'Please, Sir!' and 'Fenn Street Gang', when he first began writing. In the 1980s he contributed three episodes to Seasons 3 & 4 of the Thames TV sitcom 'Keep It in The Family'. He has had eleven books published to date, including a historical novel 'Mr Micawber Down Under' and two Wales-based thrillers 'The Wrecking Bar' and 'Missing Presons' and published by Hale Books and written in his own name, Meurig Jones. In 2013 he had a London-based thriller, 'Muscle' published by Thames River Press, and the sequel to this, 'A Deadly Diversion' was published by Andrews UK in 2014. 'Muscle' has been optioned as a TV series.
A Friend of Ronnie's Repercussions from the Great Train Robbery 20 years later
This is a prizewinning play. It won second prize in 1989 at the Kings Theatre, Gloucester, One Act Play Writing Competition. Since then it has been rewritten, producing a much improved script,resulting in a professional touring production of south east England in 2011.

'This was a funny, moving play telling the tale of a mate of Ronnie Biggs who should have been driving the train the day of the robbery....all actors had a broad range of experience in television, theatre and writing and it clearly showed....It was another example of our very good fortune in this area to have such a good choice of entertainment.' Helen Waddington, This Is Kent
 
Full-Length Plays
 Mr Micawber Down Under 
 
One-Act Plays
A Friend of Ronnie'sNever Say Die! 
 

 
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