Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Epstein Play Will Perform On Anniversary Of Brian Epstein's Death




PLAY WILL PERFORM ON ANNIVERSARY OF BRIAN EPSTEIN’S DEATH
A SPECIAL POST SHOW Q & A TO TAKE PLACE DISCUSSING HIS LIFE AND CONTRIBUTION TO POPULAR MUSIC
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A very special performance of Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, the play about the legendary music manager Brian Epstein at London’s Leicester Square Theatre will take place on Wednesday 27th August, on the anniversary of Brian Epstein’s death.  The show is currently midway through a six week run and ends Sat 6th September.

The two-hander play starring Andrew Lancel and Will Finlason imagines the brilliant but troubled man’s drug-fuelled final days whilst looking back upon his illustrious adult life and meteoric career from his drama school days to managing the world’s biggest pop group – 47 years on the play will perform the very night that Brian Epstein was found dead in his London apartment on 27th August 1967 of a concluded accidental overdose at the age of 32.  Brian Epstein would have celebrated his 80th Birthday this coming September 19th.

A special post show Q & A will take place on the evening on 27th August hosted by TV presenter and showbiz reporter Neil Sean.  On the panel will be actors Andrew Lancel and Will Finlason, Co-producer and Director Jen Heyes and Joe Flannery, lifelong friend and business partner of Brian Epstein, the Q and A will discuss his life and contribution to popular music.  A special show and Q & A ticket of £20 per person is available on this evening when quoting EPSTEIN20.

Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles is the untold story and window into the private world of the gay, Jewish, music entrepreneur whose stellar career as Beatles Manager made him a household name yet whose controversial personal life remained very much in the closet.

Stars of the show Andrew Lancel and Will Finlason have received standing ovations for their portrayal of Brian Epstein and fictional character ‘This Boy’; both returning to the role after the show premiered in Liverpool in 2012 as part of the official Beatles 50th Anniversary celebrations at the city’s Epstein Theatre.  The show opens hot off the heels of 50th Anniversary celebrations happening around the world, Brian Epstein posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and also the unveiling of a commemorative blue plaque at the London offices of Epstein’s company NEMS on 29th June.
Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles 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.

The show opened to rave reviews - what the media said…
“Do. Not. Miss!”
Whatsonstage.com *****

“Andrew Lancel as ‘Brian Epstein’ is mesmerising
London Theatre.co.uk

“Will Finlason excels as This Boy, filling the stage with energy and charisma”
Liverpool Echo 9/10

“Pitch-perfect performance”
The Stage ****

“His performance is a must see”
Entertainment Focus (on Andrew Lancel’s performance of Brian Epstein)

“Lancel as Epstein is a revelation”Digital Spy
“In every part it has the recipe to be a huge success.”whatsupwhatson.com

“An acting masterpiece”
Sardines Magazine

“Superbly written by Andrew Sherlock…
Andrew Lancel was born to play the role of Brian Epstein”
The Examiner

Now running at London’s Leicester Square Theatre until 6 September 2014, Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles is brought to you by Bill Elms & Jen Heyes Productions Ltd, written by Andrew Sherlock and directed by Jen Heyes.

More information on Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles can be found at www.epsteintheplay.com

LISTING INFORMATION:

Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles
Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester Place, London, Greater London WC2H 7BX
Running until 6 September 2014
Mon – Sat Evenings: 7.30pm I Thu mats 3.00pm I Sat early shows 4.00pm
Ticket Prices: £30-£42.50

HOW TO BOOK:
Book in person at the venue, online at www.leicestersquaretheatre.com or via telephone on 08448 733433. Booking fees may apply

Writing co-commissioned by Homotopia. 
Supported by Arts Council England, Orange Amplification, Liverpool Vision and Liverpool Echo.
Production partners: The Beatles Story (Liverpool), Hard Day’s Night Hotel (Liverpool), Hard Rock Cafe (London), The Beatles Coffee Shop/Beatles Walks (London).
Media Partners: Absolute 60’s Radio, Waterfront Magazine and Beatles Magazine.
The official hotel partner is Radisson Blu Edwardian, London.
The official production charity partner is CALM www.thecalmzone.net.
Running Time 2hrs approx
Suitable for age 14+

Monday, 18 August 2014

See the Cheatles and Help a Good Cause.

All proceeds from the evening will go towards supporting Children who are or have been Victims of Domestic Violence.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

St Peter’s Church Hall Open for Beatle Week


St Peter's Church Hall in Woolton will be open for visitors during Beatle Week 2014!






Come and stand on the spot where John Lennon was first introduced to Paul McCartney by Ivan Vaughan, and visit the graves of John's Uncle George, Eleanor Rigby and Bob Paisley OBE!







Bill Zygmant in the Lennon Suite of the Hard Day's Night
Hotel, with two of his iconic photos
Photographed used with the kind permission of Bill Zygmant
We will also be holding a special exhibition of photographs by the legendary Bill Zygmant!  As well as many of the iconic photographs that Bill took of the Beatles, the exhibition will feature other rock stars including the Bee Gees, Marc Bolan and Jimi Hendrix.



Entry is free, but there will be a range of souvenirs on sale that are unique to St Peter’s and are only available from the Church.  These items are sold as part of the Church’s fund-raising efforts, and proceeds are used to maintain the Hall and ensure that it can continue to welcome visitors from around the world.


Some of the souvenirs available for sale at the Church Hall!


In addition, we are delighted that crafts from Zip It Liverpool! will be on display, and will be available to order.  The hand-made crafts include the beautifully made IlluminARTY range of personalised lighting, decoupage masks, and fabric items, all with a Beatles theme. 


Some of the Beatle-themed craft items from Zip It Liverpool.  
For more visit the online store HERE


The Hall will be open as follows (NB: timings are subject to change):

Thursday August 21 - 1pm to 5pm

Friday August 22 - 11am to 5pm

Saturday August 23 – timings still to be confirmed

Monday August 25 - 10.30am to 5pm 

For up-to-date information, visit the Facebook Events Page at https://www.facebook.com/events/740376232667189


St Peter's Church
Church Lane
Woolton
Liverpool
L25 5JF

Friday, 15 August 2014

"Epstein" - Special Offers and a Very Special Performance!

The cast and crew of Epstein: The Man Who Made the Beatles will be commemorating the annivsary of Brian's death on Wednesday August 27 with a very special performance. After the show, there will be a Q&A with the cast, hosted by a soon-to-be-revealed West End favourite!

Tickets are selling fast for this, and all performances, so make sure you book yours now by telephoning the box office on 08448733433 or booking online at www.leicestersquaretheatre.com

Quote the code EPSTEIN20 to get a really great deal on the ticket prices!  Offer available for all shows from now until the end of the run on September 6.


Want to know more about the play?  Then check out these reviews and read why the critics overwhelmingly insist that this is a show not to be missed!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Visit Historic Woolton Baths During Beatle Week!

WOOLTON BATHS (1893)
Restoration Project
WWW.WVRA.CO.UK


WOOLTON BATHS WILL BE OPEN FOR PUBLIC VIEWING ON
23 & 24 AUGUST DURING BEATLE WEEK

ENTRY IS FREE

(Children must be accompanied by an adult)

Woolton Baths, Allerton Road, Woolton Village L25 will be open for public for viewing on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August, staffed by volunteers from 10am to 3pm each day.

There is no charge for entry, although some merchandising will be on sale, and we will be seeking donations to the project to help fund reopening. Visitors can see a selection of the congratulatory 120th birthday cards donated by schools / local individuals, Woolton Swimming Club history, photographs, and view the pool as well as the rear courtyard where the former fire station was located.

There is an historic link to John and Paul's formative years where both swam in the pool, especially John, who was a regular swimmer. 

Should any potential visitors need to make contact directly about opening details etc, please phone: 
WOOLTON VILLAGE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION on 0151 428 8128.


PARTNERED BY SAVE WOOLTON POOL FUND AND THE WOOLTON SOCIETY

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Liverpool Beatles Record, CD & Beatles Vintage Fair starts on Thursday the 21

We have received the following from The Liverpool Beatles Record, CD & Beatles Vintage Fair organisers:
The Liverpool Beatles Record, CD & Beatles Vintage Fair starts on Thursday the 21st August at the Marriott Hotel, 1 Queens Square, just opposite Lime Street Station (look out for our banners!) – and runs until Saturday 23rd August, open 10am till 6pm each of the 3 days. Inside you will find two large rooms packed with all the best you can find to do with anything Beatles…. records,CDs, DVDs, posters, books, original & new memorabilia – all this in fully air conditioned rooms, with a friendly & relaxing atmosphere, plenty of space to browse to your hearts content! - come and meet fellow collectors for a chat (like a lot have done for the past few years) or just come to see some great original merchandise on display, or maybe even treat yourself to a piece of history!

We are also expecting some Beatles guests to be calling in over the 3 days so keep a look out!

On Sunday 24th, we all move across to the Adelphi Hotel for the main event the ‘Annual Beatles Convention’ - organised by Cavern City Tours, please check their web page for full details, too much to list here, but we do know that the world’s leading Beatles author Mark Lewisohn will be talking at 4pm on Sunday…..an event NOT to be missed!

See you at the Marriott!
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