By Audrey RUMSBY


Documentary - Completed 2018

In this untold British story, we meet Barry and Joan. Since they met in 1948, these stage-struck lovers have danced, acted, and taught their way through 70 years of theatrical play.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary, True Story, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Audrey RUMSBY
    • Producer(s)
    • Audrey RUMSBY (Vaudeville Documentary LLC), Catherine BONWICK (Vaudeville Documentary LLC), Eric POMERT (Eric Pomert Film Editor)
    • Synopsis
    • 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.