Acclaimed new play about the legendary Beatles manager, Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, opens in the eponymous Epstein Theatre, Liverpool on Nov 17th.
This long awaited theatre production centres on one of the world’s most successful music entrepreneurs, Brian Epstein. The multi-media play, complete with live music, forms part of the official programme of Liverpool’s 50th Anniversary of The Beatles, a highlight of Liverpool’s annual Homotopia International Arts Festival and the first major production at the newly refurbished Epstein Theatre.
“TOP FIVE MUST SEE PLAYS THIS AUTUMN”
THE TIMES (Aug 2012)Acclaimed actor and TV star Andrew Lancel (Coronation Street, The Bill, Queer as Folk) will take the lead role of Epstein with newcomer Will Finlason taking on the fictional role of ‘This Boy’ – a part that embodies the soul of 60s Liverpool. This two-man play charts Brian Epstein’s adult life and illustrious career, from his drama school days to managing the world’s biggest pop group. Born in Liverpool in 1934 to Jewish descent, the cool, modern, gay and urbane Brian spent his early adult life working for the family business NEMS (North End Music Stores), until he was drafted into the Royal Army Service Corps and moved to London to join RADA. He returned to Liverpool to manage the brand new NEMS city centre music store and not long after was the historic lunchtime visit to the famous Cavern Club to hear four Liverpool lads perform and the rest, as they say, is history. Brian died in 1967 of an accidental overdose at the age of 32.
Running from 15 November – 1 December 2012, Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles is brought to you by Bill Elms & Jen Heyes Productions Ltd, is written by Andrew Sherlock (Wall Talks and The Shankly Show) and created and directed by Jen Heyes (Treasured, Blood Wedding, Wall Talks).
This is a must see opportunity to discover a previously unexplored story and celebrate a true icon of 1960’s popular culture – a man who shaped music and style across the world.
CALM are very proud to be the official partner charity for this production. Keep a look out for our CALM donation buckets at performances.
Preview Performances: 15-17 November 2012 - Seats from £10
Thu and Sat Matinees: 2.30pm | Mon – Sat Evenings: 7.30pm
Ticket Prices: £10-£24 (Concessions Available)
How to Book:
Box Office: 0844 8000 410* or 0844 888 4411. Online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk* or www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk* or in person at the TicketQuarter, Queens Square, Liverpoolor the Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street, Liverpool*
*Subject to booking fee. No Booking Fees for cash sales in person.