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Lennon – Through A Glass Onion (GO Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 16 August 2015


John Lennon has been dead for nearly 35 years now and his musical legacy still remains, albeit too potently. This two-man, hour-long show, which has already toured the world, rattles through personal John Lennon anecdotes, songs written with the Beatles, and his solo work. The men behind ‘Through a Glass Onion’, John R. Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta, perform the songs with their own blues rock interpretation, and with some, it works – ‘Imagine’ and ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds for example – but others are graceless. Waters’ Liverpudlian accent is spot on, but annoyingly John Lennon is built up as some faultless hero in this; yet at least this show doesn’t waver on the lines of tragic impersonator tribute show territory.

Assembly Hall, until Aug 28.
tw rating 3/5 | [Kieran Scott]