Barbara Dickson

Barbara Dickson

Award-winning singer and actress Barbara Dickson is coming to Rhondda Cynon Taf this weekend as part of her UK tour. 

One of Scotland's most successful singers, Barbara Dickson, and acclaimed pianist Nick Holland, perform a special acoustic set exploring her vast catalogue of songs at an intimate level at the Council’s Park & Dare Theatre. 

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

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, said: “The Council is delighted to welcome a performer of Barbara Dickson’s calibre to one of its theatres - a testament that our venues attract the best in the entertainment world. 

“Barbara Dickson has been a household name for more than 40 years, recording countless songs which have gone on to become a part of musical history, and her voice is as strong as ever. 

“I am sure she will receive a wonderful welcome when she appears at the Park & Dare Theatre.” 

Barbara, who received an OBE from The Queen in 2002 for services to music and drama, is also the recipient of two Olivier Awards for Best Actress. Her debut single Answer Me was released in 1976, making her a household name. 

She followed this up with Another Suitcase in Another Hall the following year when Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber invited Barbara to sing on the original cast recording of their new musical Evita. 

Other hits include Caravans and January, February while The Barbara Dickson Album in 1980 provided her with her first gold disc, going on to receive 17 Platinum and Gold albums over the years.

In 1985, I Know Him So Well, Barbara’s duet with Elaine Paige, taken from the musical Chess, topped the UK music charts and became a Top 10 hit around the globe, selling over 900,000 copies worldwide. 

She went on to star in television dramas such as Taggart, Band of Gold and The Missing Postman, as well as various stage shows. Her autobiography, A Shirt Box Full of Songs, was published in 2009. 

Barbara Dickson is at the Park & Dare Theatre, Treorchy, on Saturday, September 30 (7.30pm). Tickets, priced £22, are available from the Box Office on 03000 040 444 or online at 

Posted on Wednesday 27th September 2017

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