THE iconic sound of a legend in music and film will be brought to life in a brand new production touring theatres across the country.

Singer Jillian Winter will perform Barbra Streisand’s songs with a full live band at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis. Expect to hear all the hits – Send In The Clowns, Don’t Rain on my Parade, Woman In Love, Evergreen, Tell Him, The Way We Were, and many more.

Jillian first became fascinated by Barbra’s talents as a teenager.

She said: “I saw Funny Girl when I was about 19 and I was shocked! Barbra’s voice had a raw clear power that just brought me to tears.”

“At the time my voice was very timid though, so I never dreamt then that I could ever sing like her but I desired it very much.

“Then a couple of years ago I’d had a bit to drink at an evening in with the girls, and a couple of us were Barbra lovers, so we put on a CD and started singing. I sang along and the others told me I could sing like her. It was by no means a polished performance but it lit a fire to sing Barbra’s songs and do them proud.”

When asked what it is about Barbra that she loves so much, Jillian added: “I love her honesty, her sensitivity and shyness. I love her strength and her drive and her tenacity.

“She has some all time legendary performances recorded both live and in the studio, she has mastered her voice and cultivated her talent through six decades and that deserves massive respect.”

Jillian will be covering Barbra’s material from the 60s and 70s. Her performance will include double bass, keys, and violin – this will be an evening of music not to be missed by Barbra’s fans.

n Streisand, Saturday, February 16, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. Bar opens at 6:30pm, starts at 7.30pm.