Barry’s widely anticipated stage play Star Quality was commissioned by Northumberland Theatre Company in 2009, and was toured by NTC from the Borders to Cheshire in spring 2011.
A time warp 1970s corner shop is racked by weather that the Prime Minister has called ‘a once in a thousand-year scenario’. Former groceries delivery boy Julian King pours everything he’s got into singing on Britain’s bright n’ brash number one TV talent contest ‘Star Quality’.
Yet all is not what it seems…and is the windblown collapse of the shop connected to the sale of his soul? Whether we decide yes or no, the ride that we’ve been on has combined the best of Saturday night TV with a cloistered world where something very uncanny is going on.