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Lennon Through A Glass Onion-Epstein Theatre

You know the songs, NOW discover their story in this international hit show with all the music and lyrics of Lennon and McCartney performed to perfection by the talented Daniel Taylor and Stewart D’Arrietta.

Both artists give an emotional racey rollercoaster of a performance at the Liverpool Epstein Theatre, Stewart on piano and Daniel vocals.
This is truly a performance not to be missed, performed until Friday 29th April with evening and matinee bookings available.

In this performance, you are quickly drawn into the world of Lennon; regurgitated through his turbulent musical interpretations, in a sense and sensibility re-enactment of the trials and tribulations of his life.

Sit back and enjoy this pacey musical with a cavalcade of memorable hits that touches all the right senses and gives you the deepest insight into the inner workings of this legends mind.

Following its ‘Off Broadway’ New York success, ‘Lennon Through a Glass Onion’ arrived in its spiritual home of Liverpool giving the city a celebration of the genius, the music and phenomenon of a hero, through an amazing stage production written and directed by John Waters.

This part concert, part biography, gave the audience the true essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the world’s most treasured icon. Featuring 31 hits of Lennon and Lennon/McCartney including: ‘Imagine’, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’,’Revolution’,’Woman’,’Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’, ‘Working Class hero’, and ‘Jealous Guy’, you can feel content in the presence of a master at work as Daniel Taylor shoots songs with grit and attitude and you believe.

You will love this performance that lets Lennon’s true spirit shine through, giving you a deeply felt reflection of the man, his life and his music.

You will listen and be compelled to join in with each lyric……. and let the night allow you to savor every minute and not for one moment hide your love away from this performance.
So, don’t let me down, come together, ferry across the Mersey, and enjoy an evening of musical treats at the Liverpool Epstein Theatre (08448884411)

Panto Pronto!!!! So much to see and enjoy this week.

It’s still not too late to grab yourself a front row seat at one of the many Liverpool premier theatres for the ‘panto’ experience.

Just enjoyed a last minute booking at the Unity Theatre Tel (0844873288) for a 2pm performance of ‘The Princess & The Pea’ and thoroughly enjoyed it.
This was a truly pleasant, heart-warming, uplifting performance with a pleasant romp through pantoland, embellished with witty song dance and the usual comic gags that give the mums and dads a good share of the festive fun, that’s cheap at the price.

A short walk down Bold Street and the Epstein Theatre Tel (08448884411) has a pulsating charmer with Callum Best and Merseybeat legend Beryl Marsden who punches out a spellbinding enchanting Cinderella panto with all the trimmings.

This is certainly a powerful production with all the laughs but made all the more potent and enjoyable by Beryl Marsden’s masterful vocals. A super evenings entertainment enjoyed by all!

A little further afield at a stones throw down the E. Lancs brings you to the St Helens Theatre Royal Tel (01744756000) for another rags to riches story of Cinderella. With one wave of a magic wand, you will be whisked off to a glamorous ball this Christmas as Regal Entertainments present their classic tale.
This years offering is bigger than ever with an all-star cast including bad boy Rob Donovan of ITV’s Coronation Street, Marc Bayliss and with Benidorm’s favourite Cissy Rock staring as one of the Ugly Sisters, bringing a real touch of raucous laughter to the plot.
Not to be out done, Simon Foster retains the comic element as the Fairy Godmother bringing lashings of magic and sparkle.

A belly full of laughs and the very best of Christmas family entertainment will be had with all these seasonal theatre offerings.

Meet a wicked Queen, a giant Pea, Shetland ponies, enchanted pumpkins and a sparkling fairy-tale carriage not to be missed in these festive fantasies for all the family to enjoy.

These are Christmas shows that will make you laugh, sing and glad you got off your backside and bought a ticket!
Have fun!
And A Merry Christmas!

‘The Last Train to Auschwitz’ Epstein Theatre Thurs 25th-Sat 27th September………

This summer I made my second visit to Auschwitz as part of an educational tour conducted by the Polish Government, in a programme of educational awareness for British teachers of history.

One historical lecture during the course of the week, focused upon the Holocaust with discussions in the morning, and a visit to the camp in the afternoon, with guide. Lessons learned that day or not became the order of the day, with thoughts on recent atrocities in Bosnia, Rwanda and Syria, to name a few, still taking place!

The afternoon follow-up gave us the tour of the actual site itself…..Auschwitz. It’s a depressing, reflective, thought provoking journey in which the physical buildings and photographic images stationed around the site, torment and rekindle the imagination. It’s a time capsule, a place stood still for all to see and imagine the horrors that took place. It’s a place every child in Israel visits during their lifetime. Empathy, is an historical skill in understanding. The bleak buildings portray a picture of the life an inmate lived. It was a visit that should be on every school in the world’s bucket list, with an aim of giving the individual an understanding of just how far mankind can delve into a depravity against other fellow humans. We all felt something emotionally numbing after that tour.

Visits like this to Krakow, Poland however, and ‘The Auschwitz Tour’ cannot be financially approved by schools and public. A visit to the Epstein Theatre to see this play may, set emotions high and give an understanding of the true Holocaust story. In this harrowing look at the journey of several people, we see a story unfold before our eyes as they roll ever closer to their grim destiny.

Historically, Joseph Goebbles’ herded scores of Berlin Jews into the Grundwald Railway Station Berlin, under the pretext of protecting them from air raids. Entire families were crammed into overcrowded freight trucks without food, or drink and forced to endure a journey to their death.

Over the next three days; superb acting from some of the UK’s best performers, will give us a unique, fly on the wall glimpse of the wretched conditions and endurance the inmates of a lone carriage endured. This highly emotionally charged play lets you into the minds of the lone inmates of…
Der Letzte Zug…..
a play with Crissy Rock leading an outstanding cast appearing in ‘The Last Train to Auschwitz’ by Jo Mac at the Liverpool Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street. 08448884411

The play itself, tells the story of a group of women’s journey into hell.
A place where dreams die first and nightmares become a reality with every day a fight for survival against the pangs of hunger and the fear of the Gas chambers.
Some will loose the battle of survival, others will live to tell the tale and seek the justice for their lost loved ones.

http://www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk

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