Sunday, 24 March 2013

Star of New Lennon Play Visits St Peter's Church Hall!

Valentine Pelka, star of And In the End: The Death and Life of John Lennon, which will open at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London on May 7 visited Liverpool recently.  The purpose of his visit, he said, was to try to get the feel and atmosphere of the places that were so important to John's youth and the early years of the Beatles.

Valentine Pelka and Colin Hanton at St Peter's Church Hall, Woolton
As well as taking the National Trust tour of Mendips and Forthlin Road, Valentine visited St Peter's Church Hall, where John Lennon was first introduced to Paul McCartney by Ivan Vaughan, and was shown around by none other than Quarrymen drummer, Colin Hanton!

Colin shared memories of John, and of playing with the Quarrymen back in the 1950s.  He talked about Paul watching the Quarrymen as they performed at the Church fete on July 6 1957, and of rehearsing with John and Paul in the front room at Mendips.

The Quarrymen have all been closely involved with the production of And In The End. An article by Rod Davis, in which he discusses his support for this play will be published on the BBFC website shortly so watch this space!

The Quarrymen are also showing their support by appearing at a special launch event on Monday May 6 at the St James Studio.  Tickets, priced £15, are on sale now but are selling fast!  For more information on this special concert, and to buy tickets, visit

For further information, and to buy tickets for And In The End visit

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