Lennon: Through a Glass Onion Back in it’s home city by popular demand
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After wowing audiences and receiving rave reviews earlier this year, a stage production about Beatles legend John Lennon will return to its spiritual home in Liverpool this Autumn.
The smash hit show, Lennon: Through A Glass Onion, which celebrates the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon comes back to The Epstein Theatre from 6-9 September 2016 as part of a UK tour. Our Ben Osu chatted with Daniel Taylor who plays John Lennon, as well as co-writer Stewart D’Arrietta to tell us more.
So for people who didn’t get chance to see it or those who loved it so much they want to come back for more, the good news is that tickets are now on sale.
The production opened in Australia, has played Off Broadway New York, and wowed audience at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival before winning the hearts of audiences in Lennon’s birthplace in April.
Written by John Waters and produced by Harley Medcalf, the show is part-concert, part-biography and features 31 iconic hits of Lennon and his collaborations with McCartney including Imagine, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, Woman, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Working Class Hero, and Jealous Guy.
Lennon: Through A Glass Onion features Liverpool actor Daniel Taylor in the lead role, who will reveal the true essence of the life of a true icon, whose astonishing talent is still treasured the world over. Daniel has won critical acclaim as the lead role in The Tommy Cooper Show and is currently starring as Mickey in Down The Dock Road. Daniel will be joined by accompanist Stewart D’Arrietta.
Stewart D’Arrietta recently enjoyed a nine-month New York run of his Tom Waits show, Belly of a Drunken Piano. Earlier this year, he was the musical director for The White Album Concert by The Beatles, performing on stage at the world famous Sydney Opera House.
Writer John Waters is one of Australia’s most recognised, respected and critically acclaimed actors and singers. Born in Britain, he has built and retained a fan base across four decades of theatre, musicals, TV, film and music.
The show was first performed on a small stage at the Tilbury Hotel in Sydney in 1992 – 12 years after John Lennon’s untimely death. The show struck a chord with audiences and was an instant success. In the years that followed, Waters and accompanist D’Arrietta toured the show and sold out venues including The Sydney Opera House. It then headed to London’s West End for three months.
Earlier this year, it played a 16-week season in New York. And in Summer 2015, it entertained audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for three weeks. The play has just completed a tour of Australia.
General Manager of the Epstein Theatre, Rebekah Pichilingi said: “We are delighted to announce the return of Lennon: Through A Glass Onion which is back by popular demand. The feedback from the show in April was amazing with people coming back to see it for a second and third time!
“If you weren’t lucky enough to see it the first time, here’s your chance to come along and hear about John Lennon’s life from a brand new perspective and enjoy an emotional trip down memory lane, celebrating the life and music of one of the most fascinating icons of our time.”
“This show is nothing short of triumphant” – British Theatre Guide
“Daniel Taylor gets the nuances of the man down to a tee” – Purple Revolver
“The Lennon songbook is beautifully brought to life” – Wirral Globe
“A heartfelt home-turf revival” – The Stage
“Raw and a touching interpretation of John Lennon” – The Guide
“Stewart D’Arrietta is a tour de force” – Good News Liverpool
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