The Likes of Us

A True Story

Almost 60,000 children were taken in from the foundation of the first Barnardo’s home in 1867 until Thomas John Barnardo’s death in 1905.


Sydmonton Festival

Although penned in the 1960s, The Likes of Us was not performed until Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sydmonton Festival in 2005, where it was narrated by Stephen Fry.


W. Somerset Maugham Connection

One of Barnardo’s daughters, Gwendolyn Maud Syrie, married writer W. Somerset Maugham (The Letter, The Constant Wife).

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