Article Title:Barrymore's Kiwi retreat
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:22nd September 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2025
Text:Michael Barrymore may move to New Zealand after his latest failed attempt to be accepted again by the British public. He cancelled his West End stage show Kings Of Comedy after three nights following vicious critical pans in the British press. The same show had already toured New Zealand and Australia successfully earlier this year, and Barrymore's manager for the South Pacific and Asia, Gray Bartlett, says that he is “90 percent confident” that Barrymore will shift. "He's keen to do all kinds of things and there's plenty of people that are interested,” says Bartlett. "He can't really escape [the tabloids]. The reality is that he has moved on yet the press won't let him move on." Bartlett confirmed, however, that a show previously reported as being in development for TVNZ called My Kind Of Kiwis had been canned.    
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