John Lennon - 'Through a
glass onion' Off Broadway show opens in Liverpool
A stage production about Beatles
legend, John Lennon, which opened in Australia, has played Off Broadway New
York, and wowed audience at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival will open in
its spiritual home of Liverpool, in May 2016.
The cast took a break out of rehearsals to practice on the white baby grand
piano in the Lennon Suite, at the City's famous Hard Days Night Hotel, and
treated guests to a taster of the show and a few of Lennon's greatest hits.
- Through A Glass Onion' will open at the Epstein Theatre, Hanover
Street, on Monday, 18 April 2016, running through to Friday, 29 April 2016.
There will be 14 performances across the 2 weeks, including four matinees.
Written by John Waters and produced by Harley Medcalf, the show is part concert,
part biography and celebrates the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon.
It 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
Stewart D'Arrietta recently enjoyed a 9 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. Producer Harley Medcalf's career spans 40 years.
He has produced shows in over 300 cities worldwide and worked with artists
including Elton John, Michael Crawford, Michael Flatley, Shirley Bassey and Meat
The show was 1st 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 Stewart D'Arrietta toured the show and sold out venues including The
Sydney Opera House. It then headed to London's West End for 3 months.
It recently 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 completely a tour of Australia. Harley Medcalf commented:- "The
play has received a really warm welcome in venues across Australia, Off Broadway
in New York; and by audiences at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. So it's
a real honour and truly humbling to be bringing to show to Lennon's Liverpool
birthplace. This is going to be a very special run and we invite the people of
Liverpool to come along and hear about John's life from a brand new perspective.
For the audience this is either an emotional trip down memory lane or a
wonderful introduction to the life and times of one of the most fascinating
icons of our time. And where better to do just that than in the birthplace of
For tickets you can call:- 0844 888 4411, or order
also you can book in person at:- The Epstein Theatre Box Office!
Police ask for help tracing
Jose Bruno Fernandes
MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives who are
investigating an assault that took place in Southport, on Easter Sunday 2015,
have released a photograph of a man they want to speak to in relation to the
incident. Police are still keen to hear from Jose Bruno Fernandes, aged 24, who
comes from the Tarleton area, or anyone who knows his whereabouts, as they
believe he may be able to help them progress their investigation. The incident
happened last Easter Sunday, 5 April 2015, at around 3.30am, on Waverley Street,
in Southport Town Centre. The victim, who was an 18 year old man, was on
Waverley Street when a group of 5 men approached him and began punching him,
knocking him unconscious. The victim sustained a cut lip and lost a tooth during
the assault, later requiring stitches. Detectives have carried out extensive
enquiries to investigate the incident and are keen to hear from Jose Bruno
Fernandes or anyone who can help them trace him. Officers would ask Fernandes
himself, or anyone who knows of his whereabouts or recognises him from the
photograph above, to call Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 3416 or Crimestoppers,
anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111. Alternatively, provide information to
Fire Fighters attended
building off Lord Street to fix masonry
SOUTHPORT Firefighters, on 4
April 2016, were called to make safe a building on St Goerges Place, between
Post Office Ave and London Street. We had been told local, Southport based crew
that:- "A small part of the buildings brickwork had reportedly come loose.
As a result a very small section is believed to have had fallen onto the
pavement below. So the crew conducted a survey of the surrounding the masonry
and made it safe." These are a few snaps of the action...