Award-winning actor and singer, John Waters, returns to Merimbula to take the stage with accompanist Stewart D'Arrietta for his tribute to John Lennon, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion.
Part spoken word, part concert, and all heart, the show is a celebration of one of the most distinct voices of his generation: John Lennon.
Featuring a catalogue of Lennon's greatest songs including Woman, Jealous Guy, and Imagine, as well as his collaborations with Paul McCartney including, A Day in the Life, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, this intimate production reveals the essence of the life and times of one of the most admired icons of all time.
In 1992, twelve years after Lennon’s death, Waters and D’Arrietta first conceived and performed Lennon: Through a Glass Onion on a small stage at the Tilbury Hotel in Sydney. The show was an instant success. In the years that followed, Waters and D’Arrietta toured the show and played sold out engagements at venues including The Sydney Opera House. The show performed a three-month engagement in London’s West End.
“It’s been fantastic the response the show is receiving, especially from the younger audiences that are coming along, some of whom were not even born when Lennon and The Beatles were recording and releasing their music. It’s a testament to the legacy of the man and his music that still excites and intrigues people to this day,” said Waters.
“The song Glass Onion was John Lennon’s postscript to The Beatles. It had such a strong image of crystal ball-gazing and peeling away the layers that it inspired the format for this show – a kaleidoscope collage of song, word, emotion and image,” Waters and D’Arrietta said.
Starring John Waters and Stewart D'Arrietta the show is at Club Sapphire (phone 6495 1306), Friday, January 22. Doors open 8pm. Tickets $45. This is an 18+ event.
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