From starting in folk clubs as a child bride, and then writing and performing at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton, Bernard’s career has always combined singing and acting. From TV programmes and films such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Phoenix Nights, Dinnerladies, Alan Bennett films, Brassed Off, My Son The Fanatic & Steve Coogan’s Run, to the many radio plays and programmes presented or guested upon, there has throughout been a steady stream of LPs and CDs eighteen to date, the early ones all now remastered to CD.
As well as performing at concerts and folk clubs, he loves the varied nature of it all, such as one week reading a series of very silly customs on the Mark & Lard show on BBC Radio One, then being a prisoner in a TV advert for Walls’ Sausages, being murdered on TV in Harbour Lights and later going to Norway for a commercial. In all of this lurks a great musician and a wonderful entertainer, and an inevitably hilarious.
Ticket fee £10 per person, booking online is a £0.80p charge.
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From the M42
Travelling north or south, leave the M42 motorway at Junction 11. Follow the A444 towards Burton upon Trent. Ignore any signs for Moira until, after 2 miles or so, you reach the village of Overseal. Turn right onto the Moira Road which is the B5003. The venue is one mile down this road and comes up on the right, just after passing under a railway bridge.
From Burton upon Trent
Follow the A444 east until reaching Overseal, which is 2 miles or so short of the M42.
The nearest train station is Burton upon Trent. In Overseal, turn left onto the Moira Road which is the B5003. The venue is one mile down this road and comes up on the right, just after passing under a railway bridge.