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What’s on: Barbara Dickson to star at the Sub Rooms


Hugh Phillimore and his team at the Sub Rooms have landed another big-name star with iconic singer Barbara Dickson set to perform in Stroud later this year.

In this special acoustic performance, Dickson and her pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level.

The pair let the words and melodies take ‘centre stage’ as they perform a wonderful range of material drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits.

Director of the Sub Rooms, Hugh Phillimore said: “I’ve been a fan of Barbara’s since I saw her onstage in George, Paul, Ringo & Bert sometime in the 1970s.

“We very nearly worked together in the 1980s so I’ve waited a long time for this – I’m sure it will be an incredible evening.”

Emerging from the Scottish folk scene of the late 1960’s Barbara had enjoyed mainstream chart success with hits including ‘Answer Me’, ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, ‘Caravan’ and the million-selling number one single, ‘I Know Him So Well’. As Scotland’s best-selling female album artist she has earned 6 platinum, 11 gold and 7 silver albums and cemented her status as one of the UK’s best-loved performers.

Hugh Phillimore 2 | What's on: Barbara Dickson to star at the Sub Rooms
Hugh Phillimore, Director of Stroud Sub Rooms. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

Her stage career has included the roles of the original Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s long-running musical, ‘Blood Brothers’ and as Viv Nicholson in ‘Spend Spend Spend,’ both of which have won her an Olivier award for ‘Best Actress’. Barbara was awarded an O.B.E. by Her Majesty the Queen in the 2002 New Year’s Honours for her services to music and drama and she continues to record and to play to sold-out audiences.

Barbara Dickson will perform at the Subs on Sunday, November 13, 8pm


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