Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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

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!” *****

“Andrew Lancel as ‘Brian Epstein’ is mesmerising

“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.”

“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


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

Book in person at the venue, online at 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
Running Time 2hrs approx
Suitable for age 14+

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