After a break from the music business, all-round entertainer John Barrowman returned this year with a brand new album, You Raise Me Up. The album features new arrangements of some of his favourite classic ballads, including Mandy, Bridge Over Troubled Water, A Thousand Years and the title track, You Raise Me Up. He brings it to the Corn Exchange on 12 June as part of his first UK tour in four years.
Born in Glasgow, but moving with his family to the States aged eight, Barrowman has covered pretty much all showbiz bases since launching his career in musical theatre in the late 80s. As well as playing lead roles in some of the West End’s biggest shows, he was one of the original hosts of TV’s Live & Kicking, and has taken part in Dancing on Ice and the celebrity special of Strictly Come Dancing.
Sci-fi fans will know him as Captain Jack Harkness from Doctor Who; a character who proved so popular he earned his own spin-off series, Torchwood. He’s also written his own fantasy novel and launched a skincare range, HIM – just for your info. These days, as well as touring, you’ll find him in panto back in Glasgow or on screen dealing with bunnies with behavioural problems in The Small Animal Hospital.
The show starts at 7.15pm; tickets from £27.50.