Liverpool’s big four Beatles attractions have given their seal of approval and partnered with the new long-awaited EPSTEIN The Play, which runs from 15 November until 1 December 2012, at the city’s Epstein Theatre. The Cavern, The Beatles Story, Hard Days Night Hotel and the Magical Mystery Tour are all onboard as partners for the theatrical production based on the life of legendary Beatles manager Brian Epstein. The play is also part of the official programme of the city’s 50th Anniversary of the Beatles.
EPSTEIN The Play is brought to you by Bill Elms & Jen Heyes Productions Ltd (Tales from Haunted Liverpool, Tales From Charles Dickens), written by Andrew Sherlock (Wall Talks and The Shankly Show) and created and directed by Jen Heyes (Blood Wedding, I love Vinegar Vera and Wall Talks).
Bill Elms co-producer of EPSTEIN said “We are delighted to have the support of these iconic Beatles organisations for Epstein the Play, it shows how Liverpool businesses work together to enhance the city’s tourism and cultural experience. Our vision is for the production to become as equally internationally recognised as these well established Beatles institutions.”
The play charts Brian Epstein’s adult life and illustrious career from his drama school days to managing the world’s biggest pop group. Brian’s short life was crammed with success and controversy; he was an intelligent man whose presence, taste, vision and passion left a lifelong impact on the world. Born in Liverpool in 1934 to Jewish descent, he spent his early adult years working for the family business NEMS (North End Music Stores) before being drafted into the Royal Army Service Corps, after a brief stint in London joining RADA and living a more openly gay life he returned to Liverpool to manage the new NEMS city centre music store making it one of the biggest in the North. Not long after was the historic lunchtime visit to the famous Cavern Club to hear four Liverpool lads perform and the rest was history.
Jerry Goldman, MD of The Beatles Story said “Brain Epstein was such an integral part of the Beatles story. It is not before time that his contribution to the city was recognised in this way.”
Dave Jones, Director of Cavern City Tours said “The world famous Cavern Club in Mathew Street Liverpool is proud to be associated with this wonderful production about the life of Brian Epstein and the massive contribution he made to the global success of four lads from Liverpool...The Beatles.”
Mike Dewey, General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel said “We were delighted to show our support to an exciting new theatre production in the city and we aim to create the perfect, Beatles themed theatre break at the Hard Days Night.”
Brian Epstein was best known as a music entrepreneur and legendary manager of The Beatles and was the person responsible for their rise to mega-stardom all over the world. He also managed other popular artists such as Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer, The Foremost, The Dakotas and Cilla Black.
EPSTEIN The Play is sponsored by Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP Solicitors (Matthew Street and Penny Lane).
The production is supported by the Liverpool Echo; the official charity of production is C.A.L.M.
More information on Epstein the Play can be found at www.epsteintheplay.com.
EPSTEIN the Play
The Epstein Theatre
Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DY
Thu 15 November – Sat 1 December 2012
Preview Performances: 15-17 November 2012
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 or in person at the TicketQuarter, Queens Square, Liverpool*
*Subject to booking fee.