Stephen Kennedy, Director of the Dublin Beatles Festival, has written and is directing a new play about Pete Best that will debut in Dublin in early February.
Here is a description of the play in Stephen’s own words:
As you know, Pete was drummer with The Beatles for two years in the early 1960s. He played hundreds of shows with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison – and then was mysteriously sacked a few short weeks before they released their debut single (‘Love Me Do’) and went on to take over the world. This play has taken me over two years to research and write. It examines the mystery of Pete’s firing from the greatest rock ’n’ roll group of all time – and it presents a fascinating insight into the early days of The Beatles and their wild nights in Liverpool and Hamburg. As the logo on the poster says… “If you think you know The Beatles – you’re wrong!”
|Actor Padraic McGinley
Yapperhead Theatre Company are putting the play on at the New Theatre. Dublin actor Padraic McGinley is playing the part of Pete Best and he is superb in the role. Tickets are €10-€15 and can be booked by going to www.thenewtheatre.com.
|Playwright Stephen Kennedy