Re-live the life and music of John Lennon

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion
Lennon: Through A Glass Onion

John Lennon fans have the chance to re-live the music legend’s life with the show Lennon: Through A Glass Onion, which has toured around the world.

After wowing audiences and receiving rave reviews earlier this year in Liverpool, a stage production about the Beatles singer/songwriter will return to the UK this autumn for an extensive 36 show tour, including The Hawth, Crawley.

The production which opened in Australia, has played Off Broadway New York, around the USA and also Japan, and wowed the audience at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival before winning the hearts of audiences in Lennon’s birthplace in April.

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion features Liverpool actor Daniel Taylor in the lead role, who will reveal the essence of the life of a true icon, whose astonishing talent is still treasured the world over.

Daniel has won critical acclaim as the lead role in The Tommy Cooper Show and is currently starring as Mickey in Down The Dock Road. Daniel will be joined by accompanist Stewart D’Arrietta.

Stewart D’Arrietta recently enjoyed a nine-month New York run of his Tom Waits show, Belly of a Drunken Piano. Earlier this year, he was the musical director for The White Album Concert by The Beatles, performing on stage at the world famous Sydney Opera House.

Written by John Waters, the show is part-concert, part-biography and features 31 iconic hits of Lennon and his collaborations with McCartney including Imagine, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, Woman, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Working Class Hero, and Jealous Guy.

Waters is one of Australia’s most recognised, respected and critically acclaimed actors and singers. Born in Britain, he has built and retained a fan base across four decades of theatre, musicals, TV, film and music.

The show was first performed on a small stage at the Tilbury Hotel in Sydney in 1992 – 12 years after John Lennon’s untimely death. The show struck a chord with audiences and was an instant success. In the years that followed, Waters and accompanist D’Arrietta toured the show and sold out venues including The Sydney Opera House. It then headed to London’s West End for three months.

Earlier last year, it completed an acclaimed 16-week season in New York. And in Summer 2015, it entertained audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for three weeks. The play has just completed a tour of Australia.

Tickets priced £23.50 can be purchased from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or by visiting www.hawth.co.uk.