Cast of 2018

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.

A 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!

12th January 2018 - CAST NEWS

Alan Stocks
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Alan Stocks has joined the cast to play the part of Sid, the Magical Mystery Tour bus-driver.

Alan is best known for his roles in Hollyoaks, Moving On, Casualty 1907 and Kingdom. 

7th December 2017 - CAST NEWS

Stephanie Dooley
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Stephanie Dooley has also joined the cast to play the part of Texan, Cheryl.

Stephanie is best known for her roles in Emmerdale, The Royal and Casualty. 

4th December 2017 - CAST NEWS

Pete Best
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EX BEATLE Pete Best will play himself.

Pete said: "I read the novel 'Julia's Banjo' some years ago and thought it was a great mix of fact and fiction with regards to the Beatles and the elusive banjo. It made me smile; a really enjoyable read. So, when speaking to Rob Fennah about the book becoming a stage play, I said in passing, 'I should play me!' And low and behold, here I am doing a few of the performances.  I would have loved to have done all of them but prior commitments made that impossible. Anyway, either with me, or the actor playing me, this show is going to be great fun!"

28th November 2017 - CAST NEWS

Mark Moraghan
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Actor Mark Moraghan has joined the cast to play the part of 'Beatles Shop' co-owner Joe who, along with his brother Steve, has grown tired of his business tenure.

Mark is best known for his roles in Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Holby City, Dream Team, Brookside and Harry Enfield.

24th November 2017 - CAST NEWS

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.