Audience: Henry Salloway
I attended the preview for this show and I was so impressed. This is an excellent, excellent production. The cast is phenomenal; their connection and the ease with which they breath life into their characters and this story is just terrific. The actor who plays John Lennon transported me away; I truly felt I was privy to this famous Beatles' private life. And the other characters match his performance: Maureen Cleave is stunning and Brian Epstein most excellent. That poor guy is so stressed he's a heart attack waiting to happen. The cast is all British which lends a deeper authenticity to this very particular moment in John Lennon's life. And that leads me to the writing, it is so lyrical and effortless. Honestly, I think the playwright has just scratched the surface with the potential of his story. His note in the program says that this is the 2nd act of a 3 act play; I cannot wait to see the rest of it because I think he has a hit on his hands. I give kudos to the direction as well, the director pulled out incredible moments of truth in these actors. The Reverend was a highlight; what a total wackjob and you know that kind of a maniac exists. I highly, highly recommend this show. You will not be disappointed. I plan to attend the closing night.
I saw the show last night and loved it. The two actors are really connected, and the writing is brilliant. I'll probably catch it one more time to see where the actors take it from here. I definitely recommend this show!