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Bestbeat – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Book/Music/Director: Francis Duffy Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin This is not so much a walk down Penny Lane as a saunter down the Memory Lane of Liverpool in the early 60s. Days when local pop show posters proudly trumpeted the names “John, Paul, George and … Pete”. The show is much more of a musical than a play and offers some good ...

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Sir Michael Parkinson: Our Kind of Music – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Few talk show hosts can boast the popularity or respect of Sir Michael Parkinson. Since 1963, Parkinson (or "Parky" as he is better known) has become a firm fixture on British TV screens, most notably for his television talk show, Parkinson which ran from 1971 to 1982 and from 1998 to 2007. Following the success of his last UK ...

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The Buddy Holly Story – The Palace Theatre, Mancheste

Glen Joseph as buddy holly

Writer: Alan Janes Director: Matt Salisbury Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen “It’s not that I want to be rich. I just want the world to remember the name Buddy Holly”. Little did a passionate and determined teenage Buddy Holly know quite how much his words and wishes would come true, his music inspiring renowned artists such as The Beatles, Eric Clapton and ...

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A Life With The Beatles – The Arts Centre, East Kilbride

ian sexon in seige perilous a life with the beatles neil aspinall

Writer: Davide Verazzani Director: Andy Corelli Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Entering to the strains of Billy J. Kramer’s version of Lennon & McCartney’s Do You Want to Know a Secret; actor Ian Sexon takes the audience on a blisteringly paced account of the life of Neil Aspinall. A man at the very heart of The Beatles' story, a man who shared ...

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Lennon: Through A Glass Onion – Charter Theatre, Preston

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion

Writer/ Director: John Waters Reviewer: Marie Smith   Following its Off Broadway New York Success, this celebration of the genius and music of John Lennon comes to Preston. Part concert, part biography and part monologue, Liverpool's Daniel Taylor reveals the essence of the life and sheer talent of one of the world’s most treasured and well-loved icons, John Lennon. This ...

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Let it Be – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Cast of Let It Be Tour 2016

Creative Supervisor: Keith Strachan Sound Designer: Mike Whyte Musical Director: John Maher Reviewer: Karen Bussell Tracking the changing sounds and fashions from The Cavern through hallucinogenic halcyon days to Abbey Road, Let It Be encapsulates – for a couple of hours at least – what itmight have been like to have been there at the rise of Liverpool'sfavourite sons. If ...

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Let it Be – The Grand, Leeds

Cast of Let It Be Tour 2016

Creative Supervisor: Keith Strachan Sound Designer: Mike Whyte Musical Director: John Maher Reviewer: Janet Jepson “Act like you’re 17 again!” “Wave your mobile phone in the air!” It could be impossible for a large part of the audience to carry out both suggestions simultaneously, but everyone at The Grand in Leeds gets into the spirit for their idols, The Beatles. ...

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