Epstein – The Man Who Made The Beatles
Liverpool’s Smash Hit Beatles Play Transfers To London’s West End
The Leicester Square Theatre
5 August – 6 September 2014, previews from 30 July 2014
Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles is a new long-awaited production about the enigmatic Brian Epstein – the music entrepreneur whose stellar career as Beatles Manager made him a household name yet whose controversial personal life remained very much in the closet. Brian died in 1967 of an accidental overdose at the age of 32.
Acclaimed stage and TV actor Andrew Lancel (Coronation Street, The Bill) plays Brian Epstein and with newcomer Will Finlason as ‘This Boy’ – a role that embodies the soul of 60s Liverpool. This two-hander play imagines this brilliant but troubled man’s drug-fuelled final days whilst looking back upon his illustrious adult life and meteoric career from his drama school days to managing the world’s biggest pop group – a must-see opportunity to discover a previously unexplored story and celebrate a true icon of 1960’s popular culture – a man who shaped music and style across the world.
Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles is brought to you by Bill Elms & Jen Heyes Productions Ltd, written by Andrew Sherlock and directed by Jen Heyes. This multi-media play with live music premiered to critical acclaim in November 2012 as part of the official programme of Liverpool’s 50th Anniversary of the Beatles.