Otway And Barrett

14 September 2018
St Ives Theatre, Lower Stennack, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR26 1QG
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Hold on to your hats – Otway and Barrett are coming to the St Ives Festival!

Still going after more than 40 years and still loved for their total in-yer-face originality, the contrast between the dead pan humour of Barrett and mad onstage antics of Otway are hilarious to watch.

John’s lyrical genius and Willy’s outstanding musicianship (he seems to play almost every stringed instrument known to man, plus a few hybrids of his own making!) almost become an added extra.

Ever keen to add a new dimension to the show, Willy has gone back to their roots with a new addition to his array of instruments, which he calls the Les Dawson Thumb.

The idea stems from the guitar made by Willy’s dad in 1965 from an old guitar neck and a scaffold plank, which became affectionately known as the Les Dawson (a satirical reference to the much loved Gibson Les Paul) and was used on many of the early tracks, including Really Free.

For any Otway/Barrett virgins out there who don’t know what to expect, be prepared for everything from bare-chested theremin playing to wah wah wheelie bin as the duo jump from one hit and 40 near misses to another.

An amazing and irreverent performance by two master entertainers.

Ticket prices

  • Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £17.00


  • Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm.  Show starts at 8.00pm

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