Beatles Show goes out on tour
Edinburgh-based Siege Perilous productions is taking its 2015 EdFringe hit, A Life With The Beatles, out on tour.
The play concerns the relationship of Neil Aspinall with the Fab Four. He joined them as their driver in 1961, aged 19, and continued to work with them for 46 years until 2007, when he stepped down as CEO of Apple Corps, the band’s corporate conglomerate.
Written by Davide Verazani and directed by Andy Corelli, the one-man show stars Ian Sexon. He depicts the progress of the band from their initial formation to the period after their split, along the way jumping into the characters of John, Paul, George and Ringo, manager Brian Epstein and Producer George Martin.
Corelli told Æ that the show is such an enjoyable and entertaining story, he was “delighted” to get the opportunity to revive it for a Scottish tour, opening at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and travelling from Dumfries to Irvine, and Biggar to Nairn, Skye and Thurso.
“The show went down very well in 2015,” says Corelli, “especially with The British Beatles Fan Club, but I can always find things to improve or at least change. I wouldn’t want to just duplicate it either; things shouldn’t stand still.”
Corelli has been discussing different ideas for staging the show on the tour, with producer Patrina Finch and set designer Kirstin Rodger, which has brought a new look and emphasis to it.
“This has led to different staging,” says Corelli, “some new emotional emphasis, a cleaner set and changes to some of the music choices – some through personal choice, some for copyright reasons!
“We’re looking forward to taking Neil and The Beatles here there and everywhere back to their touring Scottish roots. It’ll be fab!”
The original #EdFringe 15 production was reviewed here in Æ: ✭✭✭✩✩ Cleverly angled retelling.
A Life with the Beatles
Netherbow Theatre, Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR
Friday 17/Saturday 18 February 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.
Tickets from: www.tracscotland.org
Phone bookings: 0131 556 9579
|A Life with the Beatles on tour 2017:|
|Fri 17 – Sat 18 Feb|| Edinburgh
Scottish Storytelling Centre
|0131 556 9579||Book online|
|Tue 21 Feb|| New Galloway
|01644 420 374||Book online|
|Thurs 23 Feb|| Ayr
|01292 288235||Book online|
|Sat 25 Feb|| Musselburgh
|0131 665 2240||Book online|
|Sun 26 Feb|| Falkirk
|01324 506850||Book online|
|Tue 28 Feb|| Dumfries
|01387 253383||Book online|
|Wed 1 March|| Biggar
Biggar Corn Exchange
|01475 723723||Book online|
|Thurs 2 March|| Irvine
Harbour Arts Centre
|01294 274059||Book online|
|Fri 3 March|| East Kilbride
East Kilbride Arts Centre
|01355 261000||Book online|
|Sat 4 March|| Greenock
Beacon Arts Centre
|01475 723 723||Book online|
|Sat 11 March|| Nairn
The Little Theatre
|01667 258657||Book online|
|Tue 14 March|| Portree, Isle of Skye
|01478 613750||Book online|
|Thurs 16 March|| Thurso
|01847 892364||No online booking|