Reviews

Leicester Square Theatre, London 2014
What the critics said:

‘Andrew Lancel is phenomenal as Epstein’
WHATSONSTAGE.COM

‘Long may it run’
Liverpool Echo

‘Expertly Acted’
The Stage

‘His performance is a must see’
Entertainment Focus on Andrew Lancel’s performance of Brian Epstein

‘Touching, prissy and immensely camp’
FT

‘Andrew Sherlock’s script is sharp and funny’
Digital Spy

‘Andrew Lancel as ‘Brian Epstein’ is mesmerising’
London Theatre

‘In every part it has the recipe to be a huge success.’
WHATSUPWHATSON.COM

‘Andrew Sherlock…has brilliantly managed to provide a revealing and heart-wrenching glimpse into the troubled, drug-fuelled and eventful life of The Fab Four’s entrepreneurial and ground-breaking manager.’
Sardines Magazine

‘The actor’s on-stage chemistry crackles with a delicious sexual frisson that swings between tender confession and sudden violence.’
WINQ MAGAZINE

‘Lancel shows us a man who has achieved success beyond imagination, but is disintegrating before our eyes’
The Public Reviews

‘Nuanced, personal and intense’
Entertainment Focus

‘Superbly written by Andrew Sherlock’
The Examiner

‘While Lancel is onstage, Brian is with us once again.’
The Examiner

‘An acting masterpiece’
Sardines Magazine

Audience reactions:

‘Lancel’s performance as Brian is incredible’
Richard Porter BeatlesinLondon.com

‘I actually encountered Epstein once in NEMS, though didn’t speak. This was in June, 1967. Andrew Lancel brought this all back to me.’
Keith Moore

Please Click on the links below for Full Reviews of the show:
WHATSONSTAGE.COM
http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/08-2014/epstein-review_35285.html

THE INDEPENDENT
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/brian-epstein-the-man-who-made-the-beatles-leicester-square-theatre-review-a-nuanced-portrait-9653988.html

LIVERPOOL ECHO
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/epstein-man-who-made-beatles-7562782

THE STAGE
http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/40109/epstein-the-man-who-made-the-beatles-img

WEST END WILMA
http://www.westendwilma.com/epstein-the-man-who-made-the-beatles/

BROADWAY HAM & HIGH
http://www.hamhighbroadway.co.uk/entertainment/theatre/theatre_review_epstein_the_man_who_made_the_beatles_at_the_leicester_square_theatre_1_3716300

UNSHREDDED MAGAZINE
http://www.unshredded.net/be-there/review-epstein-the-man-who-made-the-beatles.html

ENTERTAINMENT FOCUS
http://www.entertainment-focus.com/theatre-review/epstein-man-made-beatles-review/

FINANCIAL TIMES
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/3d27de3e-1c81-11e4-88c3-00144feabdc0.html#axzz39X2FJ9SF

DIGITAL SPY
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/review/a588576/epstein-the-man-who-made-the-beatles-theatre-review.html

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/epstein-man-who-made-beatles-723237

LONDON THEATRE
http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/londontheatre/reviews/epsteinthemanwhomadethebeatles14.htm

WHATSUPWHATSON
http://www.whatsupwhatson.com/epstein-review/

SARDINES MAGAZINE
http://www.sardinesmagazine.co.uk/reviews/review.php?reviewsID=1209

WINQ MAGAZINE
http://www.winq.com/2014/08/winq-reviews-epstein-man-made-beatles/

THE PUBLIC REVIEWS
http://www.thepublicreviews.com/epstein-the-man-who-made-the-beatles-leicester-square-theatre-london/

THE EXAMINER
http://www.examiner.com/article/brian-epstein-play-london-opening-draws-rave-reviews-from-beatles-fans

THE GAY UK
http://thegayuk.com/magazine/4574334751/THEATRE-REVIEW-Epstein—The-Man-Who-Made-The-Beatles/8569134

PRIDE LIFE
http://pridelife.com/epstein-the-man-who-made-the-beatles/

THEATRE & PERFORMANCE
https://www.facebook.com/notes/theatre-and-performance-guide-and-guru/review-epstein-the-man-who-made-the-beatles-/760053357370716

JONATHAN BAZ
http://www.jonathanbaz.com/2014/08/epstein-man-who-made-beatles-review.html

Epstein Theatre, Liverpool 2012
What the Critics Said:

“Andrew Lancel as Epstein is terrific…
As the boy, Will Finlason gracefully mingles brashness and compassion.”
The Times

“A show of thought-provoking insight and raw emotion…
The Beatles Manager superbly portrayed by Andrew Lancel.
An experience not to be missed!”
The Stage

“At times comic, at times intensely moving… Epstein is not merely an exercise in nostalgia, it also finds the real man lurking inside an enigma.”
The Arts Desk

 “Fab four fan or not you will thoroughly enjoy this EPIC production.”
Liverpool Live

“An evocative and moving history lesson, enlivened with wit – enthralling for those who were there (and still remember it) and for a new generation discovering their musical roots.”
Whatsonstage.com

“A show with style and substance and with an electrifying performance from its star… Andrew Lancel as Epstein was simply mesmerising.”
Made Up: On Stage in Liverpool

“Superbly written by Andrew Sherlock and with two absolutely first rate performances by Andrew Lancel and Will Finlason, Epstein captures the very heart and essence of the man.”
Liverpool Sound and Vision

 

Please Click on the links below for Full Reviews of the show:

The British Beatles Fanclub:

http://www.britishbeatlesfanclub.co.uk/2012/11/review-epstein-man-who-made-beatles.html

The Stage:

http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/37718/epstein-the-man-who-made-the-beatles

WhatsonStage.com:

http://www.whatsonstage.com/index.php?pg=207&story=E8831353425253

Made Up: On Stage:

http://madeup.lv/review-epstein-the-epstein-theatre

Beatles News (Worldwide Site):

http://www.beatlesnews.com/news/the-beatles/201211191044/review-andrew-lancel-dazzles-as-brian-epstein.html

Liverpool Sound and Vision:

http://www.liverpoolsoundandvision.co.uk/2012/11/19/epstein-theatre-review-epstein-theatre-liverpool/