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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Pete Best looks forward to role in upcoming play

The Beatles' original drummer will appear in a stage adaptation of a novel which tries to unravel the mystery of what happened to the first instrument played by John Lennon. Pete Best, a member of the band until 1962 when he was replaced by Ringo, will play himself in the comedy Lennon's Banjo, at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool from April 24 to May 5.

Source: Wirral Globe, UK
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Preview: Lennon's Banjo at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool

Back in 2004, Rob Fennah was working on a project involving John Lennon's mum, Julia, teaching John how to play rock 'n' roll on her banjo, an instrument now lost but highly sought after by Beatles buffs the world over. His book about that is now a play, Lennon's Banjo, which opens at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool on April 24.

Source: Wirral Globe, UK
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Fans can win tickets to see Lennon's Banjo play in Liverpool

A brand new comedy about the disappearance of John Lennon's first ever musical instrument, Lennon's Banjo follows a Beatles tour guide in Liverpool who stumbles on a clue to the solving the greatest mystery in pop history. Fans who answer a question on the Liverpool Echo by April 11 will have a chance of winning tickets.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, March 26, 2018
Four weeks until all-star cast puts spotlight on Lennon's missing banjo

The four-week countdown is now on until audiences in Liverpool can experience a brand new stage comedy telling the fascinating story of John Lennon's missing childhood banjo. An intriguing mix of fact and fiction, Lennon's Banjo is set in present day Liverpool and features an all-star cast, including original Beatles drummer Pete Best.

Source: Purple Revolver
Friday, February 23, 2018
Lennon's Banjo show to raise cash for Strawberry Field redevelopment

Theatre goers will be able to help support the redevelopment of Strawberry Field in Liverpool. The project to transform the iconic South Liverpool site will benefit from donations given during the Epstein Theatre's forthcoming "Lennon's Banjo" show. Demolition work is currently underway at the Strawberry Field site.

Source: Your Move, Liverpool
Friday, January 12, 2018
New cast members join Lennon's Banjo play

Mark Moraghan, Stephanie Dooley and Alan Stocks have been confirmed to join the cast of Lennon's Banjo, a new comedy play that makes its world stage premiere at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre in April. The cast includes former Beatles' drummer Pete Best, who will play himself during three special performances of the show.

Source: Broadway World
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Pete Best
Original Beatles drummer Pete Best on his acting debut

Pete Best, who was the Beatles' drummer for just over two years before he was replaced by Ringo Starr, is about to take on his first try at acting in a new play, Lennon's Banjo, that opens in April in Liverpool. In an interview he said he took an interest in it after being sent the manuscript by the authors. He said, "Being an ex-Beatle, I could relate to a lot of the stuff."

Source: Billboard
Monday, December 4, 2017
Pete Best to play himself in new John Lennon play

The original Beatles drummer is set to appear on stage playing himself in a new show. Pete Best, who was a member of the band until 1962, when he was replaced by Ringo Starr, will appear in the comedy production Lennon's Banjo, in Liverpool next year. The show tells of a quest to find the first instrument John Lennon learned to play.

Source: ITV, UK
Monday, November 20, 2017
First casting announced for Lennon's Banjo in Liverpool

The new play, Lennon's Banjo, will premiere at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre next spring. Today producers revealed the first four cast members who will appear in this fascinating romp through Beatledom to find the holy grail of pop memorabilia, the first instrument John Lennon learnt to play, missing for 60 years and now worth millions.

Source: Broadway World

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