NEWS: Local musician Matthew Breen cast as George Harrison in ‘Lennon’


18 year old musician/singer/songwriter Matthew Breen has been confirmed to play George Harrison alongside John Power (Cast, The La’s) who will play John Lennon himself in ‘Lennon’. The show will be at the Royal Court Theatre in this August Bank Holiday Weekend.

‘Lennon’ the play was first written in 1981 by director Bob Eaton and had a successful run at the Everyman, launching Mark McGann’s career, before going to Broadway and the West End. Eaton will return to helm the latest production alongside musical director Howard Gray and Liverpool-born, New York-based lighting designer Pete Bragg. Yoko Ono is supporting the show having agreed, along with record company Sony, to the use of all of the music in the production.

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Matthew is an energetic charismatic performer who gigs regularly around the North West, previously as frontman of the popular Liverpool band ‘The Endings’ whose tracks reached air play on Radio 2 and now as a solo artist , BBC Radio Merseyside’s Billy Butler recently applauded him with ‘the new sound of Merseyside’. 

LENNON runs at the Royal Court as part of the Liverpool International Music festival from 23 August – 14 September 2013

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