In 1997 Barbara joined forces with Chris Bond who had directed her in the original Liverpool production of Willy Russell’s musical, ‘Blood Brothers,’ to create a new stage production, ‘The 7 Ages of Woman’.
Described as “A Journey from the Cradle to the Grave” from a female perspective, the show was essentially a one woman show for Barbara featuring a collection of songs covering seven themes from adolescence through to old age – Childhood, First Love, Work, Marriage, ‘Love For Sale’, Motherhood and ‘I’m Still Here’.
The show went on to tour the UK twice and earned Barbara the ‘Best Actress’ award at the 1997 Liverpool Echo Awards.
The soundtrack CD of the production had a very limited release and as such went on to become a much sough-after collector’s item. Now, almost twenty years later, the album is re-released for the first time, digitally remastered and featuring extensive liner notes on the original theatre production.
In My Life
Song of Bernadette
Teenage Medley: Sweet Little Sixteen, Leader of the Pack, End of the World
She's Leaving Home
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
It's Money That I Love
I Will Wait For You
Picking Up After You
Behind The Wall
Fine Flowers in the Valley
When I'm 64
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End