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Epstein actor unveils Blue Plaque celebrating life of Beatles manager
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 06/30/14 3:02 pm] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

TV and stage actor Andrew Lancel (Coronation Street and The Bill) joined special guests in London on Sunday to unveil a prestigious Heritage Foundation Blue Plaque to celebrate the life of Beatles' Manager, Brian Epstein. The invite was particularly poignant for the Southport actor who resumes the role of Brian in the play Epstein: The Man Who Made the Beatles, when the production opens in London's West End at the end of July.

The two man play also features up-and-coming actor Will Finlason, who also joined Lancel at the event. They performed a reading from the show for the audience at the event, and also performed the song Baby It's You.

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Will Finlason and Andrew Lancel at Blue Plaque unveiling

Andrew said, "I am truly honored to have been part of the official party to unveil a prestigious Blue Plaque in Brian's honor. Brian was a pioneer who worked tirelessly for his artists, and what he achieved was remarkable. It is very fitting there is now a permanent reminder to recognize his contribution to the world music scene, he shaped history and his artists still very much influence today's music scene. I am very much looking forward to playing Brian in London, and telling his fascinating story to West End audiences."

The play Epstein: The Man Who Made the Beatles, a fascinating window into the much speculated private world of the music entrepreneur, premiered in Liverpool in November 2012 at the newly opened Epstein Theatre, as part of The Beatles' 50th anniversary program. The show will be performed at the Leicester Square Theatre in London from July 30 through September 6, 2014. Tickets, priced at 30.00 and 42.50, are available at the box office, online at www.leicestersquaretheatre.com or via telephone at 08448 733433.


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