The author was born and raised on the south coast and, after a stint of National Service, left for London to follow his calling - entertainment in all its many guises. Barrie Stacey is a well kwn figure on the London entertainment scene and has worked in various aspects of the entertainment business for decades, proving that style never goes out of fashion. Describing himself as being 'older than God' his working life has included many of the greats, such as Jessie Matthews, Russell Grant, Quentin Crisp, Frankie Howerd, and Diana Dors, all of whom feature in the book. Hilarious, audacious, and scandalous A TICKET TO THE CARNIVAL is everything its name implies. A zany and funny memoir which reveals British Theatre inside out, told with Barrie Stacey's inimitable style and charm.