20 years of friendship: live with the company of Softly, Now

2b theatre company’s latest premiere explores the twenty-year friendship of its artistic co-directors

Halifax Presents was live at the Bus Stop Theatre with Christian Barry and Anthony Black, the stars of 2b theatre's Softly, now. Photo by David Hannigan.
Halifax Presents was live at the Bus Stop Theatre with Christian Barry and Anthony Black, the stars of 2b theatre's Softly, now. Photo by David Hannigan.

Part concert, part memoir, 2b theatre will present the world premiere of the company’s newest show Softly, now.

Unplugged and singing the soundtrack of their twenty-year friendship, in Softly, now, Christian Barry and Anthony Black explore their decades-long relationship as both friends and the artistic co-artistic of 2b theatre.

In a blend of humour and heart, Softly, now not only marks the first time the two have shared the stage but also coincides with the company’s 20th anniversary. It serves as a milestone for the company which began as a fledgeling student start-up and has gone on to win awards nationally and internationally.

Editor’s Note (16 March 2020): The 2b theatre production of Softly, Now has been postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The rescheduled dates are yet to be announced.

Due to the announcement, we have removed the video interview as it contains information that does not reflect these changing circumstances and we do wish to cause any confusion.