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Barry & Joan


An Untold British Story...
This is not your usual teen love story. He was an incurable performer who loved to cross-dress. She was a dancing piano genius. She spotted his legs when they met in a musical. Seventy-five years later, they are still married, performing, and teaching. This quirky and delightful documentary takes us on a journey through the lives of Barry and Joan Grantham, a British couple with a rich history as performing artists and creators on stage and screen. These stage-struck lovers met in 1948 and ever since have been emblems of expressive freedom, having built a repertoire of performance spanning from television and Music Hall to drag and nude theatre. Novices and performing arts professionals alike travel from Europe and the US to hone their skills and expand their craft under the methodical chaos of Barry and Joan’s workshops on Vaudeville, Eccentric dance and Commedia dell’Arte. Their story is a treasure trove of inspiration for the playful and open-minded. As their magic unfolds before us, it becomes clear that they just didn’t have time to grow old. Meet London’s Barry and Joan.

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Featuring: Barry & Joan Grantham

Executive Producer: Catherine Bonwick

Directed by: Audrey Rumsby

Produced by: Audrey Rumsby, Eric Pomert

Edited by: Eric Pomert

Directed by: 
Audrey Rumsby
Barry Grantham Joan Grantham
Produced by: 
Catherine Bonwick Audrey Rumsby Eric Pomert
Music by: 
Tom Chapman Oliver Grant Joan Grantham Patrick Hogan Nicholas Perez Bryce Woodward
Cinematography by: 
Rick Cresswell John Torreano
Film Editing by: 
Eric Pomert
Other crew: 
Alex Zajicek - Additional Photography (US) & Assistant Editor David Rosberg - Assistant Editor Avi Ofer - Animator James LeBrecht - Re-recording Mixer Billy Gabor - Post Production Color (Company 3, Atlanta)
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