Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A Life With the BEATLES at the Fringe Festival



A Life With the BEATLES

Neil Aspinall has been the Beatles’ road manager since the early days in Liverpool.
Staying behind the scenes and away from the limelight, he was part of an incredible story that now is being told by his perspective.

A Life With the Beatles is a theatrical monologue written by Davide Verazzani and staged in Milan, Italy, on October 2013.

Translated by Sabrina Macchi, A Life With the Beatles will be premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2015.

A Life With the Beatles is an amazing Magical Mistery Tour of the Beatles’ history, from Neil Aspinall’s perspective, the only one who was alaways at their side from 1961 to the 1970 break-up, to become later the Apple Corps President. 

A Life With the Beatles wants to recall the Fab Four’s history by this unique perspective.
It isn’t going to be a nostalgic tale, but a celebration of what the Beatles rappresented for that generation and the ones who follow.

A Life With the BEATLES at the Fringe Festival
A brand new monologue at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015
Directed by Andy Corelli Jones
Written by Davide Verazzani
Translated by Sabrina Macchi
Duration: 60’
Price: £ 9,00 adult (£ 7,00 concession)

A Life With the Beatles will be represented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015
August 6th - 30th at 5.15pm at Sweet Venues Apex International Hotel - Grassmarket
Web: www.sweetvenues.com | Facebook: /sweetvenues | Twitter: @SweetVenues


A Life With the BEATLES
DESCRIPTION
A Life With the Beatles is a monologue in which Neil Aspinall, The Beatles' road manager until 1970 and then CEO of Apple Corps until 2007, tells the story of his personal involvement with The Beatles from 1961 until the band’s break up, including key episodes in the history of The Beatles. It focuses on the night of the recording of A Day in the Life, the song that closes their most famous album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
The play was written by Italian playwright Davide Verazzani and was translated into English by Sabrina Macchi, a translator based in Edinburgh.

DIRECTOR’S NOTE
I want to re-create a Beatlemania experience through Davide Verazzani's words and the actor's performance.

A hour in the life of Sgt Pepper and Neil Aspinall involving the audience all the way in a tour of 60s memorabilia, anecdotes  and insight. 

My hope is the audience will emerge at the end of the play energised, perspiring  and heading down to the nearest Fopp store to buy the entire  Beatles record collection!
As if they'd been at the Shea Stadium  themselves in August 1965…

Andy Corelly Jones

CAST
Andy Corelli Jones (DIRECTOR)
Andy is Artistic Director of Siege Perilous and also works as a freelance director. Recent directing credits include The Lower Depths (Hidden Door Fe stival), The Steamie (Brunton Theatre), Blood Brothers (Linlithgow Players), The Moonlit Road & Passing Through (Peapod Productions - Scotland and Italy tour), Still/Signs of Life (CorCor!). Other plays for Siege Perilous include Too Long the Heart, Farmhouse, One Elliot Park, Standing Stanes, Suspicious Minds, Pericles & Measure for Measure. As well as directing A Life With the Beatles at Fringe 2015, Andy will also be directing Nell Gwyn: An Epilogue by Laura Ingram, also at Sweet Venues.


Davide Verazzani (WRITER)
Davide is an Italian author, born in Milan in 1965. Graduated in Economics, his main occupation is consultant and experiential trainer, as a free lance. He studied actor techniques and he plays in a non-professional theatre company. He wrote three long-term movies and two web-series screenplays (including La linea dei topi nominated at the Los Angeles Web Fest and awarded at the Rome Web Awards), and two other theatre plays. The Italian version of A Life With the Beatles was on stage in Milan on October 2013 and it was a hit show with critical success. Davide is a Beatle-maniac from the age of 15.


Sabrina Macchi (TRANSLATOR)
Sabrina is Italian and has been living in the UK for more than 20 years. Currently based in Edinburgh, she teaches Italian as a foreign language and she is a freelance translator (MA in Translation Studies from Bristol University). She has always been passionate about literature and drama: A Life With the Beatles represents her official debut in literary translation and her first role as theatre producer at the Edinburgh Fringe.




CONTACTS
To follow A Life With the Beatles
Web................................................................................................ www.alifewiththebeatles.com
Facebook.................................................................... www.facebook.com/alifewiththebeatles
Twitter............................................................................................................... @ALifeWTBeatles
YouTube............................... www.youtube.com/channel/UCgZ4IMvSyXEzkU29xkMrYKA
Infoline.......................................................................................... info@alifewiththebeatles.com


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PRESS OFFICE
è A Life With the Beatles Press Office
Sara Sagrati
Tel: +39 339 4222182 | Email: press@alifewiththebeatles.com
è Sweet Venues Press & Marketing Manager
Annie Marrs
Tel: 07912 042630 | Email: annie@sweetvenues.com


CROWDFUNDING
To support A Life With the Beatles
è Indiegogo International Campain
http://igg.me/at/a-life-with-the-beatles

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