Friday 12 August 2016

DEATH AND THE BEATLES FAN to air on RTE Radio 1 Aug 21

Stephen Kennedy with Lennon Statue in Liverpool
Stephen Kennedy, an Irish playwright who also organizes the annual Dublin Beatles Day has shared some exciting news.   The national broadcaster in Ireland, RTE RADIO ONE, will broadcast his play DEATH AND THE BEATLES FAN at 8pm on Sunday, August 21st.  The play is a black comedy about what happens when Death attempts to kill a Beatles’ fan who really has no interest in dying.  It’s basically a Beatles-filled spoof of The Seventh Seal.  The play will be directed by Gorretti Slavin – and she has chosen three great actors for the piece – Jonathan Ryan, Joe Taylor and Joe Hanley.  Beatle fans all over the world will be able to listen to the play at

Listen and enjoy as I am sure the play will be fab. Last October BBC RADIO 2 broadcast his play JOHN LENNON’S LAST DAY to mark what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday.  It was performed by Ian Hart.  The BBC have recently entered that play for an IMISON AWARD which is  an award in the UK which is presented annually to the best audio drama script by a new writer.  The winner will be announced in early January 2017. Good luck to Stephen.
Padraic McGinley as Pete Best
 Stephen also has a stage play that will return to the stage in the Autumn for those who missed it last February.  PETE BEST OF THE BEATLES had its debut run at the New Theatre in Dublin in February – and the play had full houses and standing ovations.  Padraic McGinley played the part of Pete Best – and he was incredible.

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