Cast of 2018

First Casting Announced for LENNON'S BANJO 2018 - See 'News' for full Press Release- 20th November 2017.

Lennon’s Banjo – one of the most hotly-anticipated new plays of 2018 - will premiere at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre next spring from Tuesday 24th April - Saturday 5th May.

Today Pulse Records Ltd in association with Bill Elms reveal the first four cast members who will appear in this fascinating romp through Beatledom to find the holy grail of pop memorabilia - the first instrument John Lennon learnt
to play - missing for 60 years and now worth millions!

Eric Potts
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Eric will play Barry Seddon, tour guide and Beatle nerd. Barry’s love for the Fab Four is all consuming but his obsession and relentless ramblings is a constant irritation to his so-called friends.

Bristol Old Vic-trained Eric Potts played baker Diggory Compton in Coronation Street, and has also starred in Still Game, Doctor Who and Last of the Summer Wine. His theatre appearances include Brassed Off, When We Are Married, Art, Footloose and Cissie and Ada.

Jake Abraham

Jake takes on the role of disgruntled 'Beatles Shop' co-owner Steve, a guy who has heard Yellow Submarine once too often and is now desperate to escape to a new life.

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels star Jake Abraham has an extensive list of film, TV and theatre credits to his name including 51st State, Game of Thrones, Justice, Red Dwarf, and, on stage, On the Ledge, You’ll Never Walk Alone, The Ale House and Council Depot Blues.

Lynn Francis
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Lynn will play work-weary pub landlady Brenda, and Barry’s only true friend.

Lynn Francis is a regular on the Liverpool theatre stage. She has recently appeared in two runs of The Royal at Royal Court Liverpool. Other credits include Ladies Day, A Nightmare On Lime Street and The Salon.

Roy Carruthers
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Roy takes on the role of ruthless Texan businessman Tony DeVito.

Roy Carruthers’ stage credits include Twopence To Cross The Mersey, Ladies Night, Funny Money and Night Collar. His screen appearances include Good Cop, Longford and Sparkle.