Walls and Bridges – July 8

On 6 July 1957, John Lennon met Paul McCartney at a Church Fete in Woolton, and the history of music was irrevocably changed, forever.

As part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations of that seminal meeting, two performances of Scott Murphy’s play ‘Walls and Bridges’ will be taking place in a specially erected marquee on that same field, on Saturday 8 July 2017 at 3pm and 7.30pm. The play was last performed as part of the New York International Fringe Festival (Fringe NYC) 2011.

Set in the summer of 1974, Walls and Bridges finds John all alone in a LA hotel room, at a crossroads. He has imagined conversations with three significant people from his past: fifth Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe, his mother Julia and the Beatles former manager Brian Epstein. These conversations help and hinder him as he tries to decide what to do next in his extraordinary life.

Peter Washington (Blood Brothers, Night Collar) plays John Lennon alongside Keir Howard as Stuart, Claire Janet O’Neill as Julia and Alex Thompson as Brian.

“Murphy has a deft touch with dislogue and here he shows it again, giving his Lennon some pleasing turns of phrase which mingle with a judicious use of real Lennonisms. It’s refreshing to see a production where he is portrayed as the sometimes funny and sunny, sometimes vicious and cruel, but in essence the irresistible, infuriating flawed genius that he undoubtedly was.” Liverpool Echo

Tickets are available HERE

The Prellies Reunite to Join the Celebrations!

It is our great pleasure and privilege to announce that Beatle Week favourites, THE PRELLIES, will be performing at St Peter’s Church Hall on Saturday July 8 as part of our anniversary celebrations!

c. The Prellies

 

Entry is FREE, so make sure you join us for what promises to be a major highlight of our anniversary celebrations!

Fans of the Prellies will be familiar with the band’s great sense of humour as well as their musical talent and so we’re going to leave it to the Prellies to make the full announcement in their own inimitable style!

c. Alix Brown

 

“Formed in 2002, the Prellies have bemused and confused Beatle Week audiences ever since with their combination of rock and roll from the late ’50s and early ’60s, terrible personal hygiene and dreadful sense of humour.

In 2012 Prellies fans feared that the band had pawned their guitars and drum sticks, had a nice soapy bath and waved goodbye to Liverpool for the last time. But the temptation to play at the Church Hall, where John and Paul first met and went on to inspire so many musicians, was too great! Says Trev, “I wasn’t born at the time John met Paul, or even just after he met him, but if I had been, I would almost definitely have been there. I wouldn’t have missed summat that important.”

c. Alix Brown

 

And so on Saturday July 8, from 1.30pm, Trev Prellie, Gaz Evans, Julian Heath and Steve Panter (a Beatleweek legend and Chris Prellie approved drummer) will come together again to amaze and amuse us all! They’ve polished their sparkly Danelectros and changed into their best clean underpants (except for Trev, who has just turned his inside out).

During the half time interval, while the other Prellies enjoy their Terry’s chocolate orange segments and Um Bongo, Trevor will be performing his self penned one man musical play, ‘The day when John met Paul’.”

Gaz Evans

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