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Lennon: A Week in the Life

By Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. When just 40 people turn up to John Lennon's memorial service in Liverpool, his old friend and promoter Sam Leach is forced to act.

By Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais, adapted by Lizzie Nunnery

December 1980. When just forty people turn up to John Lennon's memorial service in Liverpool, his old friend and promoter Sam Leach is forced to act.

Cast
Sam Leach ..... Tony Maudsley
Joan Leach ..... Joanna Monro
Debbie Leach ..... Lauren O'Neil
Janine Hobday ..... Laura dos Santos
Morris Tate ..... Bruce Alexander
Clive Inch ..... Craige Els
Kenny Stratton ..... John Shortell
Carol Stratton ..... Alison Pettitt
Billy Butler ..... Billy Butler
Traynor ..... John Biggins
Jonesy ..... David Seddon
Homeless man ..... Rufus Wright
Wooldridge ..... Nigel Hastings

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Tony Maudsley stars in Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais' tribute to a man, a town, a moment. John Lennon, Liverpool, December 1980.

The play draws together fragments of reportage from the time, interviews with Lennon himself, the true story of Sam Leach, the Beatles' first promoter, some of the greatest music of the twentieth century, with the fictional stories of two lost young people whose lives were transformed by the concert, and Liverpool's own Billy Butler, recreating his earlier self, to create a joyous celebration of life, music and community.

Part of the Eighties Season, with Greed All About It by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman and The End of the World by Daniel Brocklehurst.

45 minutes

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Mon 24 May 2010 14:15

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