Away from film Barry works in theatre when he can, this being another true passion.
In the last few years he has directed and designed: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, ‘The Turn of the Screw’, Jekyll and Hyde’, several Ayckbourns, ‘La Cage Aux Folles’, ‘The Ritz’, ‘Habeas Corpus’, Ronald Harwood’s ‘Quartet’, the farce ‘ Don’t Dress for Dinner’ , as well as designing a lavish panto, Aladdin, for Peterborough.
Recently he designed ‘A Man for all Seasons’ , a new musical by Mal Pope, ‘Cappuccino Girls’, and ‘Murder Mystery Musical’ for the Edinburgh Festival in 2009, which received several 5 star reviews.
In 2011 Barry directed and designed High Society, and in 2012 he directed and designed Sherlock Holmes and then designed Elton John’s Aida and the wonderful Glorious. In 2014 he directed and designed Hitchcock Blonde and designed Gypsy.
More recently, Barry has directed Breaking the Code, the opera II Trovatore, Brief Encounter, Ladies in Lavender, and designed Romeo and Juliet and The Secret Garden.