Liverpool's smash hit Beatles play transfers to the West End! Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles is the long-awaited production about the enigmatic Brian Epstein - the music entrepreneur whose stellar career as Beatles Manager made him a household name yet whose controversial personal life remained very much in the closet. Brian died in 1967 of an accidental overdose at the age of 32. Acclaimed stage and TV actor Andrew Lancel (Coronation Street, The Bill) plays Brian Epstein and with newcomer Will Finlason as "This Boy" - a role that embodies the soul of 60's Liverpool. This two-hander play imagines this 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 - 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. Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles is brought to you by Bill Elms & Jen Heyes Productions Ltd, written by Andrew Sherlock and directed by Jen Heyes. This multi-media play with live music premiered to critical acclaim in November 2012 as part of the official programme of Liverpool's 50th Anniversary of the Beatles. 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
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