Thursday, 10 May 2018

The Mersey Beatles Following In The Footsteps Of Their Heroes

Following In The Footsteps Of Their Heroes – THE MERSEY BEATLES Announce Biggest Ever UK Tour
After sold out shows in the USA and Europe, the world’s favourite Liverpool-born Beatles tribute band – THE MERSEY BEATLES – are embarking on an historic UK Tour.
Their GET BACK 2018 TOUR visits the very same towns, cities and historic British venues that the original Fab Four first rocked in the 1960s. Tickets are on sale now from  www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Fewer than 80 of the 200-plus British venues The Beatles played between 1957 and 1966 remain today as so many historic dance halls and theatres that shook to the original Merseybeat sound have been demolished.
In a unique bid to celebrate both The Beatles’ music and the special places that helped shape that world-changing Rock 'n' Roll sound, The Mersey Beatles will play 12 original Fab Four venues in October and November 2018.
The Get Back Tour hits Wirral, Stockport, Whitchurch, Blackburn, Rhyl, Aldershot, Bedford, Norwich, Stoke, Coventry, Lydney, Walthamstow, Margate, Salisbury, Alloa, Aberdeen and Newcastle.
Within a stunning two-hour show – which brilliantly captures all the hits from Love Me Do to Let It Be – The Mersey Beatles will play the exact same songs John, Paul, George and Ringo did at the venue, allowing audiences to really ‘Get Back in time for a true Fab Four experience’.
Ranging from town halls and ballrooms to old cinemas and theatres, the tour opens on October 31st at Port Sunlight’s historic Hulme Hall where, in 1962, Ringo Starr made his first appearance as The Beatles new drummer.
Other venues include Newcastle’s Majestic Ballroom (now the O2 Academy). It was here, after a 1963 show, that John Lennon and Paul McCartney penned the worldwide smash She Loves You in a hotel around the corner.
The 17-date Get Back Tour visits England, Wales and Scotland, including a show at Alloa Town Hall which, in 1960, the then ‘Silver Beetles’ played as part of their first ever professional tour – just months before they famously headed to Hamburg for the first time.
When it comes to stage performance, The Mersey Beatles brilliantly exude the inner and outer spirit of the original Fab Four from the costumes, the haircuts, the instruments and, of course, that unmistakable and legendary Liverpool-born sound.
Julia Baird, John Lennon’s sister and director of The Cavern Club, said: “When I hear The Mersey Beatles, it really IS The Beatles”

Joe Flannery, Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein's assistant, added: “When I saw them play in The Cavern, they perfectly recreated the atmosphere that the original Beatles produced. It was just like listening to The Beatles again.”
Formed in 1999 in Liverpool by four school friends, The Mersey Beatles have toured the world many times over. And the band – Mark Bloor (John), Steven Howard (Paul), Craig McGown (George) and Brian Ambrose (Ringo) cannot wait to hit the road in 2018.
Steven said: “This tour is going to be amazing! We are, of course, all Beatles fans and, as Liverpool lads we’ve been obsessed with the band since we were in school. It’s going to be great to follow in the Fab Four’s footsteps and truly recreate those special shows at these wonderful and historic venues.”
Mark added: “We pride ourselves on bringing a true Beatles experience, covering all the eras from the days of The Cavern Club, through Beatlemania to Sgt Pepper and the band’s final gig on the rooftop of the Apple offices. We cannot wait to Get Back to where it all began for the greatest band of all time.”
GET BACK – THE MERSEY BEATLES 2018 UK TOUR 
OCT 31                 PORT SUNLIGHT – Hulme Hall
NOV 6                   STOCKPORT – Plaza
NOV 8                   WHITCHURCH – Civic Centre
NOV 9                   BLACKBURN - King George’s Hall (Windsor Suite)
NOV 10                RHYL – Pavilion
NOV 13                ALDERSHOT – Princes Hall
NOV 14                BEDFORD – Corn Exchange
NOV 15                NORWICH – Epic Studios
NOV 16                STOKE – Kings Hall
NOV 17                COVENTRY – Albany Theatre
NOV 21                 LYDNEY – Town Hall
NOV 22                WALTHAMSTOW – Maud @ Mirth, Marvel and Maud
NOV 23                MARGATE – Winter Gardens
NOV 24                SALISBURY – City Hall
NOV 28                ALLOA – Town Hall
NOV 29                ABERDEEN – The Beach Ballroom
NOV 30                NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
Tickets are on sale now  via www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

The Beatles liked the Crickets - do you?

One of the many early rock and roll groups who influenced the boys who would meet and eventually become The Beatles was Buddy Holly and the Crickets.  We happen to like them too, so we are happy to spread the word about this show in Twickenham coming this June.

BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
With audiences around the world dancing in the aisles this legendary production hits The Exchange, Twickenham. Oh Boy! Rave On! Peggy Sue! That’ll Be The Day! - All smash
hits of the golden days of rock ’n’ roll, when ‘doo-wops’ and ‘ah hey, ah hey, heys’ rang out
from every jukebox!

If you weren’t born then, or were too young to be a part of this exciting period of musical history then you won’t want to miss out on the electrifying party that is Buddy - The Buddy
Holly Story!

Experience the ups and downs of Holly’s ‘budding’ musical career as he strives to fulfil his potential genius. The heart-warming tale of a small town all-American boy is told with care, detail and humour. Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story finally explodes into a celebration of youth and lust for life in a re-creation of his last concert at Clear Lake!

This immaculately stages production gives some of the nation’s best musical talent the chance to perform Buddy Holly’s music as it will always be remembered and always should be performed - with youth, joy and bounces enthusiasm. Remember, there are many imitations but only

Box Office - 020 8240 2399

Online booking
FRIDAY 15th JUNE - http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/event/buddy-holly-story/
SATURDAY 16th JUNE - http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/event/buddy-holly-story-2/

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Lennons's Banjo Opens to Rave Reviews

Pete Best (credit Anthony Robling)

Danny O'Brien & Stephanie Dooley (credit Anthony Robling)

Alan Stocks & Lynn Francis (credit Anthony Robling)


NEW COMEDY LENNON’S BANJO MAKES WORLD PREMIERE
OPENING TO 5-STAR REVIEWS
 
The Beatles’ original drummer Pete Best thrilled
Liverpool audiences by making his stage debut
 
First look at images - Show continues at Epstein Theatre until 5 May
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New stage comedy Lennon’s Banjo had its world premiere in Liverpool last night – starting its two-week run, last night’s press night performance has received a whole host of rave and 5-star reviews.
 
The show opened earlier this week with preview performances at the Epstein Theatre, where it will continue its run until Saturday 5 May.
 
The all-star cast and creative team have generated rave reviews for the new show, in which Beatles’ original drummer Pete Best made his stage debut.
 
The eight-strong cast feature Eric Potts, Mark Moraghan, Jake Abraham, Lynn Francis, Danny O’Brien, Stephanie Dooley, Alan Stocks, and Roy Carruthers.
 
Pete Best also appears as himself in three special performances. Two yesterday and the final performance being the last show in the run on Saturday 5 May. Alan Stocks will portray Pete Best in all other performances.
 
Lennon’s Banjo is based on the 2012 novel Julia’s Banjo written by Rob Fennah and Helen A Jones. The play is produced by Rob Fennah and Pulse Records Ltd in association with Bill Elms and directed by Mark Heller.
 
This is what the critics had to say about Lennon’s Banjo:
 
★★★★★
“two hours of high jinx, rip roaring antics and perfectly timed one liners”
North West End
 
“A fast-paced, entertaining retelling of Rob Fennah’s and Helen A. Jones’ acclaimed novel which will have audiences captivated till the end.”
YM Liverpool
 
“The strong cast deliver Rob Fennah’s witty script to perfection in this laugh out loud production… Lennon’s Banjo is a fun and fast paced comedy romp.”
Opening Night
 
“A captivating drama with great touches of comedy, filled with honesty, a dynamic between the superb cast which is tremendous to witness”
Liverpool Sound and Vision
 
Writer Rob Fennah commented: “Wow, what a fantastic reaction we’ve had to the world premiere of Lennon’s Banjo – and in Liverpool too, where the magic of The Beatles first began. The story about John’s missing banjo on which he was taught to play music by his beloved mother has really struck a chord with audiences. And our super talented cast, crew – and not forgetting original Beatles’ drummer Pete Best have really bought the story to life on stage.
 
“We’re looking forward to introducing audiences to the story until 5 May – the mix of fact and fiction really is fascinating.”
 
Lennon’s Banjo is set in present day Liverpool. The quest is on to find the holy grail of pop memorabilia – the missing banjo on which John Lennon was first taught to play music by his mother Julia Lennon, who introduced the youngster to rock and roll.
 
Mysteriously, the banjo went missing shortly after Julia’s death. One thing is certain though, if it did resurface it is estimated to be worth in the region of five million pounds.
 
The race to find the holy grail of pop memorabilia is on!
 
When Beatles tour guide Barry Seddon (Eric Potts) finds a letter written by John Lennon, he unearths a clue to solving the greatest mystery in pop history – the whereabouts of Lennon’s first musical instrument which has been missing for 60 years. But Barry’s loose tongue alerts Texan dealer Travis Lawson (Danny O’Brien) to the priceless relic.
 
In an attempt to get his hands on the letter and the clues, he persuades his wife Cheryl (Stephanie Dooley) to befriend the hapless tour guide and win his affections. The race to find Lennon’s Banjo is on!
 
The Salvation Army’s Strawberry Field project is the official charity partner of Lennon’s Banjo.
 
Lennon’s Banjo’s are delighted to be working with its Fab Four Production Partners who are The Cavern Club Liverpool, The Beatles Story, Hard Days Night Hotel, and The Beatles Shop.
 
Watch the promo video here  https://youtu.be/ddpVnRStAmo   
For more info visit www.lennonsbanjo.com
 
LISTING INFORMATION

LENNON’S BANJO
Epstein Theatre Liverpool
Until Saturday 5 May 2018
Evenings 7.30pm | Wed & Sat Mats 2.30pm | Sun 29th April 5pm
Group Rates Available
 
HOW TO BOOK

EPSTEIN THEATRE
ONLINE:          www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk
CALL:               0844 888 4411
IN PERSON:     Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DZ | Mon-Thu 2pm-6pm, Fri & Sat 12pm-6pm

TICKETQUARTER
ONLINE:
         
www.ticketquarter.co.uk
CALL:               0844 8000 410
IN PERSON:     Echo Arena Box Office, Kings Dock, Liverpool, L3 4FP |
12noon on Echo Arena event days, and from 9am - 6pm on Fridays

Monday, 16 April 2018

Lennon's Banjo Premiers 24 April

Lennon's Banjo cast in costume - credit Dave Jones

ALL-STAR CAST IN REHEARSALS

FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF

NEW COMEDY LENNON’S BANJO

 
Show opens at Epstein Theatre on 24 April
The Beatles’ original drummer Pete Best ‘thrilled’ to
meet co-stars as he prepares for stage acting debut
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New stage comedy Lennon’s Banjo makes its world stage premiere in Liverpool in less than two weeks – and rehearsals are well underway for curtain up at the Epstein Theatre on Tuesday 24 April.
 
The all-star cast have been locked away in rehearsals as they prepare for the show. Excitement is mounting and the countdown is now on until audiences take their seats for this hotly anticipated comedy which tells the fascinating story of John Lennon’s missing banjo which is now worth millions to whoever finds it.
 
Lennon’s Banjo runs at the Epstein Theatre from Tuesday 24 April, continuing through to Saturday 5 May. Tickets are already selling fast!
 
The eight-strong line-up took a break from their busy rehearsal schedule for some real Liverpool fun and frolics aboard the world-famous Magical Mystery Tour bus, taking in the sights and sounds of the city.
 
Cast members Eric Potts, Mark Moraghan, Jake Abraham, Lynn Francis, Danny O’Brien, Stephanie Dooley, Alan Stocks, and Roy Carruthers were joined by The Beatles original drummer Pete Best to officially launch the show.
 
Pete Best will make his stage acting debut when he plays himself during three special performances during the two-week run.
 
Pete’s shows are the 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm performance on Wednesday 25 April, and the 7.30pm show on Saturday 5 May.  Alan Stocks will portray Pete Best in all other performances. The evening performance on 25 April is sold out.
 
Pete Best commented: “Lennon’s Banjo is an extremely exciting project to be part of, and I’m thrilled to join such a fantastic cast. The story is fascinating, a real mix of fact and fiction with lots of laughs along the way, so I just know that audiences will fully immerse themselves in the show. The team are so warm and welcoming, and I’m really looking forward to making my stage debut as part of such a great line-up.”
 
Lennon’s Banjo is set in present day Liverpool. The quest is on to find the holy grail of pop memorabilia – the missing banjo on which John Lennon was first taught to play music by his mother Julia Lennon, who first introduced the youngster to rock and roll.
 
Mysteriously, the banjo went missing shortly after Julia’s death. One thing is certain though, if it did resurface it is estimated to be worth in the region of five million pounds.
 
When Beatles tour guide Barry Seddon (Eric Potts) finds a letter written by John Lennon, he unearths a clue to solving the greatest mystery in pop history – the whereabouts of Lennon’s first musical instrument which has been missing for 60 years. But Barry’s loose tongue alerts Texan dealer Travis Lawson (Danny O’Brien) to the priceless relic.
 
In an attempt to get his hands on the letter and the clues, he persuades his wife Cheryl (Stephanie Dooley) to befriend the hapless tour guide and win his affections. The race to find Lennon’s Banjo is on!
 
Lennon’s Banjo is based on the 2012 novel Julia’s Banjo written by Rob Fennah and Helen A Jones. The play is produced by Rob Fennah and Pulse Records Ltd in association with Bill Elms and directed by Mark Heller.
 
The race to find the holy grail of pop memorabilia is on!
 
The Salvation Army’s Strawberry Field project is the official charity partner of Lennon’s Banjo.
 
Lennon’s Banjo’s are delighted to be working with its Fab Four Production Partners who are The Cavern Club Liverpool, The Beatles Story, Hard Days Night Hotel, and The Beatles Shop.
 
Watch the promo video here  https://youtu.be/ddpVnRStAmo   
For more info visit www.lennonsbanjo.com
 
LISTING INFORMATION

LENNON’S BANJO
Epstein Theatre Liverpool
Tuesday 24 April – Saturday 5 May 2018
Evenings 7.30pm | Wed & Sat Mats 2.30pm | Sun 29th April 5pm
Preview Performance 24th April and 25th April matinee – ALL SEATS £16
Group Rates Available
 
HOW TO BOOK

EPSTEIN THEATRE
ONLINE:          www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk
CALL:               0844 888 4411
IN PERSON:     Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DZ | Mon-Thu 2pm-6pm, Fri & Sat 12pm-6pm

TICKETQUARTER
ONLINE:
         
www.ticketquarter.co.uk
CALL:               0844 8000 410
IN PERSON:     Echo Arena Box Office, Kings Dock, Liverpool, L3 4FP |
12noon on Echo Arena event days, and from 9am - 6pm on Fridays

Liverpool Beatles Record and CD Fair Dates announced


Stop the presses! Unique opportunity for the right person

Stop Press!

Want to sing and play rhythm guitar in a top Beatles Tribute Band? The band tour around the world and country, with over 80 shows a year.

Auditions for the role of John Lennon will be filmed for a new television series.

Auditions will be held in London sometime in June. You will need to be available from July 2018.
Please contact: phoebe.janner@twentytwenty.tv

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Double Beatles Anniversary Celebration in Birmingham on 10 June

King's Heath Walk Of Fame are delighted to present the return of The Mersey Beatles to the Hare & Hounds after last year's sold out Sgt Pepper 50th Anniversary show. This year's show will celebrate "50 Years of Revolution" with highlights from The Beatles White Album and also the 55th Anniversary of The Beatles final appearance in 1963 at the now burnt down Ritz Ballroom next door to the Hare & Hounds on York Road.

Later this year The Mersey Beatles will be embarking on a major UK tour ending at the O2 Arena in Newcastle so this may be one of the last chances to see them close-up in an intimate setting.

Described by the British Beatles Fan Cub as 'the Best Beatles tribute band', The Mersey Beatles were all born and grew up in Liverpool. They were the resident band at the legendary Cavern Club for over 10 years and now regularly tour throughout Europe and the U.S.A.

John Lennon's sister Julia Baird comparing them to other Beatles tribute bands said 'The Mersey Beatles are the most authentic I've heard ... and I've heard them all'.

A British Beatles Fan Club review said 'The quality of the music was superb with each song reproduced in the original key with spot-on harmonies and perfect guitar solos that had the audience marvelling at the sheer quality of the talent on view'.

Joe Flannery, Brian Epstein's assistant, said 'When I saw them in The Cavern they perfectly recreated the atmosphere that the original Beatles produced. It was like listening to The Beatles again'.

The concert will include sections to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the White Album and the songs The Beatles would have played in 1963 when they made their final appearance at the Ritz Ballroom plus a fantastic selection of greatest hits.


Doors open 7 pm
On Stage 7.45 pm

Please note that the Hare & Hounds is an upstairs standing venue just like the old Ritz Ballroom.

First 30 Advance tickets cost £12 + BF and then £15 + BF from
www.skiddle.com/e/13143730
Advance Tickets are also available for £15 cash from Kitchen Garden Cafe.

www.kingsheathwalkoffame.org.uk

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Dutch Beatles Beat-Meet coming next weekend

The Dutch Beatles Annual Beat-Meet is next weekend at a new venue. If you attend, let them know we sent you!

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Reading area fans - Here's your Ticket to Ride!

Please share to spread the word!


Mersey Boys: A Letter From Al Moran

“Mersey Boys: A Letter From Al Moran,” a ten-minute concept film about the Beatles, has been submitted to several film festivals. The movie was produced by Celtic Badger Media Films of Limerick, Ireland, and was shot in Galway and Wicklow, Ireland in October of 2018.
The film was directed by Paddy Murphy who also adapted the screenplay from the original novel, “Mersey Boys,” by American author Steven Gerard Farrell (Celtic-Badger Publishers, 2013).
The Beatles are played by Irish actors Robert Bourtke (John), Mikey Casey (Paul) and Ben Collopy (George). Irish actor Fiach Kunz is the male lead (Professor Al Moran) and British actor Jessica (Ginny Browne) is the female lead.

Veteran British actor Graham Gill (Squire Clancy), American actors Rachel Cobb (Moira Moran) and Steven Gerard Farrell (Gerard Moran) round-out the international cast.


Cast & crew (Robbie Milton)
Jessica Messenger (Paddy Murphy)

Paddy Murphy and Steven G. Farrell (Rachel Cobb)
Film Cover: Mikey Casey, Robert Bourke,  Fiach Kunz & Ben Collopy (Robbie Milton)

Mikey Casey, Robert Bourke & Ben Collopy (Robbie Milton)

Steven Gerard Farrell and Rachel Cobb (Robbie Milton)

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Latest Issue of Club Magazine Out Now

The first issue for 2018 (Issue 65) of our quarterly magazine is out now and it is overflowing with some interesting reading. If you are a member, it is in the post. Non members can order a copy from our website here.

Issue 65 (March 2018) includes:
  • The Beatles A Day In The Life
  • Media Watch
  • Coming Up-Forthcoming Events
  • Macca The Concert - review
  • Paul McCartney Live in Auckland
  • The Beatles NOT For Sale
  • The Decca Auditions; Part 2
  • The Films of Ringo Starr
  • Paperback Writers
  • Beatles Boots
  • Try Some, Buy Some-New Releases
  • Politics of John Lennon - Part 1
  • Crap Photo of the Month

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Lennon's Banjo partners with Strawberry Fields project

 

 

 
 

LENNON’S BANJO CHARITY PARTNER
ANNOUNCED AS SALVATION ARMY
IN LEGACY TO BEATLE’S CHILDHOOD
 
Redevelopment of Strawberry Field, inspiration behind the iconic Beatles’ hit, will benefit from donations
The Salvation Army’s Strawberry Field project has been announced as the official charity partner for the highly anticipated new stage show Lennon’s Banjo, which makes its world premiere in Liverpool this April.
 
Produced by Pulse Records Ltd in association with Bill Elms, Lennon’s Banjo opens at the city’s Epstein Theatre on Tuesday 24 April, continuing through until Saturday 5 May. Tickets are on sale now.
 
The Beatles’ original drummer Pete Best, will play himself in three special performances.
 
Throughout the show’s two-week run, there will be a collection at the end of each performance with all monies being donated to The Salvation Army’s Strawberry Field project.
 
Demolition work has already started to redevelop Strawberry Field, with the final vision resulting in a training hub for young people with learning disabilities, alongside a visitor centre, cafe and public gardens.
 
Set in present day Liverpool, Lennon’s Banjo is based on the 2012 novel Julia’s Banjo written by Rob Fennah and Helen A Jones. A mix of fact and fiction, the production will be directed by Mark Heller.
 
The quest is on to find the holy grail of pop memorabilia – the missing banjo on which John Lennon was first taught to play music by his mother Julia Lennon, who first introduced the youngster to rock and roll.
 
Strawberry Field was A Salvation Army children’s home for the city’s vulnerable children, set in woodland and near to where John Lennon lived in Woolton. It also played a vital part in Lennon’s formative years – inspiring The Beatles’ 1967 smash hit single Strawberry Fields Forever.
 
Major Drew McCombe, Divisional Leader for The Salvation Army, North West, explained: “Everybody knows the song Strawberry Fields Forever – but few people know the story behind the song. John had a troubled childhood and for him, Strawberry Field was a place of peace, refuge and a quiet spot where he could climb trees and dream his dreams. He used to jump over the wall into the Strawberry Field grounds, where he would play with the children who lived there and listen to The Salvation Army band.
 
“Our public fundraising campaign has a target of £2million to ensure our vision becomes a reality. Strawberry Field has the potential to change the lives of young people with learning disabilities who find it difficult to find gainful employment. It is a social injustice that they do not have the opportunities that others have – and we want to change that.
 
“Our aim now is to weave together educational, cultural, heritage and spiritual exploration in one bold imaginative plan. Visitors will be able to go beyond the famous red gates for the very first time and enjoy the new authentic exhibition, have lunch in the restaurant and relax in the tranquil gardens. We are very grateful that we’ve been chosen as the official charity partner for Lennon’s Banjo, and we wish the show every success.”
 
Co-producer Bill Elms added: “We are delighted to be supporting the work of The Salvation Army and its inspiring Strawberry Field project. The play centres around John Lennon’s very first instrument, which played a vital role in shaping his musical talent. Equally, Strawberry Field played a huge role in developing John’s creativity and imagination, so we are thrilled that Lennon’s Banjo can give something back to something which meant so much to John.”
 
Lennon’s Banjo is written by Rob Fennah, who will also co-produce the show. No stranger to theatre, Fennah wrote the stage play adaptation of Helen Forrester’s Twopence to Cross the Mersey which has enjoyed success spanning 20 years.
 
An eight-strong cast features Eric Potts, Mark Moraghan, Jake Abraham, Lynn Francis, Danny O’Brien, Stephanie Dooley, Alan Stocks and Roy Carruthers.
 
The Beatles’ original drummer Pete Best will appear as himself in three performances. Pete will appear in the 2.30pm and 7.30pm shows on Wednesday 25 April, and the 7.30pm show on Saturday 5 May. Alan Stocks will portray Pete Best in all other performances during the two-week run.
 
Lennon’s Banjo’s are delighted to be working with its Fab Four Production Partners who are The Cavern Club Liverpool, The Beatles Story, Hard Days Night Hotel, and The Beatles Shop.
 
Watch the promo video here  https://youtu.be/ddpVnRStAmo   
For more info visit www.lennonsbanjo.com
 
LISTING INFORMATION

LENNON’S BANJO
Epstein Theatre Liverpool
Tuesday 24 April – Saturday 5 May 2018
Preview Performance 24th April – ALL SEATS £16
Group Rates Available
 
HOW TO BOOK

Tickets are on sale now. 
 
EPSTEIN THEATRE
ONLINE:          www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk
CALL:               0844 888 4411
IN PERSON:     Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DZ | Mon-Thu 2pm-6pm, Fri & Sat 12pm-6pm

TICKETQUARTER
ONLINE:
         
www.ticketquarter.co.uk
CALL:               0844 8000 410
IN PERSON:     Echo Arena Box Office, Kings Dock, Liverpool, L3 4FP | 12noon on Echo Arena event days, and from 9am - 6pm on Fridays.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Monday, 12 February 2018

George Harrison 75th birthday tribute - Tokyo Art Gallery

Club member Alan returned from his visit to Japan with news to share about an event about a George Harrison 75th birthday tribute event at a Tokyo Art Gallery.

The tribute runs from from February 17 to March 11.

The gallery is on the 8th floor of the Hikarie Building, a skyscraper near Shibuya station and is relatively easy to find.

Check out the website to get a good impression of what visitors can expect to see. If you use the Google Chrome browser to view the site, it gives you the option to have the site translated to English and it works very well. [Get Chrome]

Viewed in other browsers it will be in Japanese but the pictures on the website are very helpful for non-Japanese speakers.

The tickets are purchased for specific dates and time windows and the admission price is 1000 yen, which is roughly GBP 6.60 or USD 9.10

Thanks to Alan for discovering this event and if any BBFC members manage to attend, please send us a review.  We'd love to hear what it was like.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Let It Be Returns!


LET IT BE RETURNS TO CELEBRATE
THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES
 
·        NATIONAL UK TOUR OPENS SUMMER 2018
 
  • NEW TOUR WILL VISIT CARDIFF, CHELTENHAM, LIVERPOOL, NOTTINGHAM, HULL, EDINBURGH, DARTFORD, MANCHESTER
 
  • NEW SHOW FEATURES MORE THAN 40 OF THE BEATLES’ GREATEST HITS
 
  • BRAND NEW PART II IMAGINES THE BEATLES’ REUNION CONCERT THAT NEVER WAS
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Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles has firmly established itself as a successful West End and international touring show.
 
And now the smash-hit stage show has been updated and is back on tour, featuring a brand new Let It Be Part II – which has never been seen before in the UK.
 
Let It Be returns for a UK national tour this Summer and Autumn, before taking to the world stage once again.
 
The show is a celebration of the phenomenal music of The Beatles, and has already been seen by more than two million people worldwide, including an acclaimed run in the West End and two UK tours.
 
Let It Be is the ultimate experience for Beatles fans, and features many of the Fab Four’s best loved songs including A Hard Days Night, Day Tripper, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Twist and Shout, I Want To Hold Your Hand and Strawberry Fields Forever.
 
The team behind international hit stage show Let It Be, have come together once again to create a very special show for fans by incorporating a brand new Let It Be Part II into the show.
 
The updated Let It Be production will be premiered in the UK when it opens at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre on 20 August 2018.
 
The show will then embark on a UK, European and international tour taking countries including Germany and North America.
 
Beatles fans are invited to join John, Paul, George and Ringo for a great night of live music. Enjoy the early beginnings at the word famous Cavern Club, through to the height of Beatlemania.
 
In a twist from the original Let It Be show, audiences will then be taken on a Magical Mystery Tour to experience the concert that never was.
 
Part II of Let It Be is the brand new part of the show, giving audiences the rare opportunity to see The Beatles reunite for one night only, set a decade after the group went their separate ways.
 
After opening in Cardiff, the updated Let It Be show will then visit Cheltenham, Liverpool, Nottingham, Hull, Edinburgh, Dartford, and Manchester.
 
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY ABOUT LET IT BE
 
The Beatles are back sending theatre audiences dancing into the aisles’
Reuters, New York
 
‘Winning over an Empire full of Liverpudlians (including John Lennon’s sister Julia) is no mean feat. But one that Let It Be happily achieves’
Liverpool Echo
 
‘Fab for all the family’
The Times of London
 
‘The gig that Liverpool never had is now the gig that Liverpool cannot do without’
Liverpool Sound and Vision
 
‘Does everything and more to recreate that magic era’
Manchester’s Finest
 
Website:         www.LetItBeLive.com
Facebook:       /LetItBeUKTour
Twitter:           @LetItBeUKTour
 
 
LET IT BE UK 2018 TOUR
 
CARDIFF
Wales Millennium Centre
Monday 20 August – Saturday 25 August 2018
029 2063 6464
ON SALE NOW
 
CHELTENHAM
Everyman
Tuesday 28 August – Saturday 1 September 2018
01242 572573
ON SALE NOW
 
LIVERPOOL
Empire Theatre
Monday 3 September – Saturday 8 September 2018
0844 871 3017
GENERAL SALE: MONDAY 29 JANUARY 2018
 
NOTTINGHAM
Royal Concert Hall
Monday 10 September – Saturday 15 September 2018
0115 989 5555
GENERAL SALE: FRIDAY 26 JANUARY 2018
 
HULL
New Theatre
Monday 24 September – Saturday 29 September 2018
01482 300306
ON SALE NOW
 
EDINBURGH
Playhouse Theatre
Monday 8 October – Saturday 13 October 2018
0844 871 3014
GENERAL SALE: MONDAY 29 JANUARY 2018
 
DARTFORD
Orchard Theatre
Monday 15 October – Saturday 20 October 2018
01322 220000
ON SALE NOW
 
MANCHESTER
Opera House
Monday 22 October – Saturday 27 October 2018
0844 871 3018
GENERAL SALE: MONDAY 29 JANUARY 2018