The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Clive George

Clive participated in 29 productions at the Barn.

Clive died on July 8th, peacefully, in Lister Hospital. He came to join the Barn via the I.C.I. Dramatic Club, a strong group which per-formed regularly at the Barn and from which we gained many members. As I do not have access to the I.C.I archives I can only comment on his work at the Barn, but I remember seeing him in many fine productions for I.C.I.

Clive’s first Barn credit is in Carole Muscroft’s production of Toad of Toad Hall in 1977, as both Alfred the horse and the Judge. His wife Sue was also in the cast. In 1983 he played Jim Beam in Rose, and the following year was the Earl of Loam in The Admirable Crichton.

He was in the Club’s winning entry in the Welwyn Drama Festival in 1985, Abelard and Heloise, and later that year in You Can’t Take it With You. Further performances included Desmond Curry in The Winslow Boy, which won at Buxton; a superb portrayal of Frederick Fellowes in Noises Off in 1990; and then regular appearances in each season. He sang Matt of the Mint in The Beggar’s Opera (1995); was the Bishop of Lax in See How They Run (1995); Sir Percy Shorter in our second production of Habeas Corpus (1996); and several parts in The Wyrd Sisters (1999). Three roles in Julius Caesar (2000) were followed by a couple of other appearances, and then he decided to call it a day in 2001.

Clive’s deep and powerful voice was an asset to any production, and he excelled as a gentleman, usually immaculately turned out and offering superior comments to the other characters. Always easy and pleasant to work with, he was a good team player.

We offer our condolences to Sue, and to his friends and family.



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