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24th April, 2018

Lennon's Banjo: a new stage play

A new play is set to premiere at Liverpool’s Epstein theatre about John Lennon’s missing banjo – the greatest mystery in pop.

Former Beatles drummer, Pete Best will make his acting debut, playing himself, alongside a cast which includes Eric Potts, Jake Abraham, Mark Moraghan, Lynn Francis and Roy Carruthers. 

From the writer of the stage play adaptation of Helen Forrester’s ‘Twopence to Cross the Mersey’ this brand-new comedy tells the story of the disappearance of John Lennon’s first musical instrument.

"The very first tune I ever learned to play was 'That'll Be The Day'. My mother Julia taught it to me on the banjo, sitting there with endless patience until I managed to work out all the chords." – John Lennon.

The play is based on the 2012 novel ‘Julia’s Banjo’ by Rob Fennah and Helen A Jones and will mark the 60th anniversary of Julia Lennon’s death and the disappearance of the banjo she taught her son to play.

Produced by Pulse Records Ltd in association with Bill Elms, Lennon’s Banjo will open at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre on Tuesday 24th April 2018 for a two-week run until Saturday 5th May.

 

 

Set in present day Liverpool, when Beatles tour guide Barry Seddon finds a letter written by John Lennon he unearths a clue to discovering the whereabouts of Lennon's first musical instrument. The holy grail of pop music has been missing for 60 years and is worth millions to whoever finds it!

 

 

The Beatles Story are giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the press launch of ‘Lennon’s Banjo’ on Wednesday 25th April 2018. To enter, simply answer the following question in the form below. What was the very first tune John Lennon learned to play on the banjo?

 

 

T&Cs: By clicking 'submit' you agree to the following terms and conditions: 1) You may be contacted by The Beatles Story by email but not third parties. 2) Prize is for a pair of tickets to the press launch of 'Lennon's Banjo' on Wednesday 25th April 2018 only. 3) No cash alternatives are available. 4) The competition is free to enter. 5) Competition ends midnight Friday 6th April 2018. 6) Winners must be aged 18 years and over. 

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.lennonsbanjo.com

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