Archie, Cary Grant and Robert Barham
It was by chance that Robert Barham heard the radio programme about a
man named Archie Leach, but it was to set him off on his own "Journey of a Lifetime".
For Archie Leach was to become none other than Hollywood great Cary Grant, and his
story was as dramatic as any of his films. The musical "Archie", composed and written
by Robert, is the culmination of that journey, and tells how humble Archie Leach grew
into the legendary Cary Grant. (The music on this site is all from "Archie", and you
can order the CD by pressing here).
Researching "Archie" took Robert three years, from London, to Bristol (Archie's
hometown) and ultimately to the Californian sunshine and Hollywood. Along the
way he encountered a surprising number of coincidences, and these prompted him to
a write a book about his experiences. It is called "The Journey".
Other works by Robert Barham
Robert has also composed the score for the musical "Why", based on the biblical
story of Job, and is about to release a new CD of his music entitled "Dream" that,
along with new compositions, includes two songs from "Why". It also features the
title track "Dream", a song especially written for the launch of Grown Up Congenital
Hearts (GUCH), a national heart charity.
In 1989 he founded "Stage & Screen", which regularly performs for charitable causes
to raise much-needed funds.
Archie, the Musical of the early life of Cary Grant
The Journey, the story of the research into Archie, the musical
Why, a musical based on the biblical story of Job
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