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John Lennon In His Own Write (Baldynoggin Productions / PBH Free Fringe)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

John Lennon In His Own Right

We all think of John Lennon as a poet, right? The thing is, he did actually publish an anthology of poetry and short stories. Yoko Ono gave her blessing for this adaptation, in which the excellent players, working in front of projections of some of his drawings, deliver life and voice to Lennon’s whimsical words. The only problem is, well, the material, which sounds like Spike Milligan took the day off and had a temp phone it in. Thank Christ John stuck at the day job. And yeah, ok, different times, but it’s hard work making allowances for a lot of stuff you’d tell your granddad off for saying. Nevertheless, this is an intriguing footnote to the man’s life and work, worth seeing.

Voodoo Rooms, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]