EPSTEIN to Perform On Anniversary of Subject's Death, 27 August
A very special performance of Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, the play about the legendary music manager Brian Epstein at London's Leicester Square Theatre will take place on Wednesday 27th August, on the anniversary of Brian Epstein's death. The show is currently midway through a six week run and ends Sat 6th September.
The two-hander play starring Andrew Lancel and Will Finlason imagines the 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 - 47 years on the play will perform the very night that Brian Epstein was found dead in his London apartment on 27th August 1967 of a concluded accidental overdose at the age of 32. Brian Epstein would have celebrated his 80th Birthday this coming September 19th.
A special post show Q & A will take place on the evening on 27th August hosted by TV presenter and showbiz reporter Neil Sean. On the panel will be actors Andrew Lancel and Will Finlason, Co-producer and Director Jen Heyes and Joe Flannery, lifelong friend and business partner of Brian Epstein, the Q and A will discuss his life and contribution to popular music. A special show and Q & A ticket of £20 per person is available on this evening when quoting EPSTEIN20.
Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles is the untold story and window into the private world of the gay, Jewish, music entrepreneur whose stellar career as Beatles Manager made him a household name yet whose controversial personal life remained very much in the closet.
Stars of the show Andrew Lancel and Will Finlason have received standing ovations for their portrayal of Brian Epstein and fictional character 'This Boy'; both returning to the role after the show premiered in Liverpool in 2012 as part of the official Beatles 50th Anniversary celebrations at the city's Epstein Theatre. The show opens hot off the heels of 50th Anniversary celebrations happening around the world, Brian Epstein posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and also the unveiling of a commemorative blue plaque at the London offices of Epstein's company NEMS on 29th June.
Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles is 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.