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Lennon’s Banjo

Tuesday 24 April 2018 - Saturday 5 May 2018
2.30pm, 5pm, 7.30pm
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The race for the holy grail of pop memorabilia is on, in the world-premiere of a brand-new comedy.

From the writer of the stage play adaptation of Helen Forrester’s Twopence to Cross the Mersey, comes a play about the disappearance of Lennon’s first musical instrument and the hunt to find it!

Produced by Pulse Records Ltd in association with Bill Elms, Lennon’s Banjo will premiere on Tuesday 24th April 2018 for a two-week run until Saturday 5th May.

Set in present day Liverpool: When Beatles tour guide Barry Seddon finds a letter written by John Lennon he unearths a clue to the 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. In an attempt to get his hands on the letter and the clues within, he persuades his beautiful wife, Cheryl to befriend the hapless tour guide and win his affections. The race for the holy grail of pop memorabilia is on!

So where do the facts end and the fiction begin? Everything will be revealed in this fast paced, comic caper, multi-media 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

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.


Former Beatles drummer Pete Best is to join the cast of Lennon’s Banjo and play himself in selected performances. Be sure not to miss the show’s on Wednesday 25th April, 2.30pm & 7.30pm and Saturday 5th May, 7.30pm to see a real life Beatles take to the stage!



Coronation Street and Doctor Who’s Eric Potts will play tour guide and Beatle nerd Barry

Roy Carruthers will play ruthless Texan businessman Tony DeVito.

Stephanie Dooley has also joined the cast to play the part of Texan, Cheryl. Stephanie is best known for her roles in Emmerdale, The Royal and Casualty.

Lynn Francis will play work-weary pub landlady Brenda

Jake Abraham takes on the role of disgruntled Beatles Shop co-owner Steve

Star of Coronation Street and Emmerdale, Mark Moraghan joins the cast to play the part of ‘Beatles Shop’ co-owner Joe who, along with his brother Steve, has grown tired of his business tenure.

Appearing in the role of Sid is Alan Stocks. A regular on the Liverpool theatre circuit, he has appeared in shows including Scouse of the Rising Sun, Night Collar and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Liverpool legend and former Beatle Pete Best will take to the stage to play himself in three performances only.

And last but not least is Danny O’Brien in the role of Travis. Danny has been working regularly around the Liverpool stages, he was last as seen as Paddy in The Royal at the Royal Court before that he was playing Arthur Crown in The Star at the Liverpool Playhouse.

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