All-star cast on ‘Lennon’s missing banjo’ at Epstein Theatre

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A brand new stage comedy telling the fascinating story of John Lennon’s missing childhood banjo is coming 24 April. 
It makes its world stage premiere at the city’s Epstein Theatre on Tuesday 24 April, continuing through until Saturday 5 May. Tickets are already selling fast.
An intriguing mix of fact and fiction, Lennon’s Banjo is set in present day Liverpool and features an all-star cast.

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It makes its world stage premiere at the city’s Epstein Theatre on Tuesday 24 April, continuing through until Saturday 5 May. Tickets are already selling fast!

The Beatles original drummer Pete Best, will play himself in three special performances of the show’s two-week run.

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actress Stephanie Dooley

So where do the facts end and the fiction begin? Everything will be revealed in this fast paced, comic caper of a play.

“The intrigue and mystery surrounding Lennon’s missing banjo, and the logic that it could be sitting in somebody’s attic right now, has the potential to make headlines around the world. The story crosses over beautifully from fiction to fact and back again to tease and tantalise the reader that every word is true.” – Trinity Mirror book review (epsteinliverpool.co. uk)

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.

The quest is on to find the holy grail of pop memorabilia – the missing banjo on which John Lennon was first taught to play music by his mother Julia Lennon, who first introduced the youngster to rock and roll.

Mysteriously, the banjo went missing shortly after Julia’s death. One thing is certain though, if it did resurface it is estimated to be worth in the region of five million pounds.on

Synopsis of Lennon’s Banjo
When Beatles tour guide and Fab Four nerd Barry Seddon finds a letter written by John
Lennon, he unearths a clue to solving the greatest mystery in pop history – the whereabouts
of Lennon’s first musical instrument which has been missing for 60 years.
But Barry’s loose tongue alerts tourist and Texan dealer, Travis Lawson, to the priceless relic.

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In an attempt to get his hands on the letter, and the clues within it, Travis persuades his
beautiful wife Cheryl to befriend the hapless tour guide and win his affections.
The race to find the holy grail of pop memorabilia is on!
So where do the facts end, and the fiction begin? Everything will be revealed in this fastpaced
comic caper.

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