Theatre: The Beatle Monologues in Briody’s
24 Nov 2016 (Past)
THE BEATLE MONOLOGUES is a show that consists of four Beatle-related monologues written and directed by Stephen Kennedy – and performed by Padraic McGinley, Sarah Morris and Joan Fleetwood.
The four monologues (all meticulously researched) are:
A GIRL CALLED CYNTHIA
A short monologue about the day when John Lennon first started dating Cynthia Powell (his first wife). Performed by Sarah Morris.
MUGGING A SAILOR IN HAMBURG
A short monologue about The Beatles in Hamburg attempting to mug a sailor for his wallet. Performed by Padraic McGinley.
THE BIRTH OF BEATLEMANIA
A short monologue about The Beatles playing Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool on December 27th, 1960. This concert was the birth of Beatlemania. Performed by Padraic McGinley.
WHEN THE BEATLES CAME TO DUBLIN
A short monologue about The Beatles coming to Dublin on Thursday, November 7th, 1963, as told from the perspective of Catherine Hansard (mother of Glen Hansard). Performed by Joan Fleetwood.
The show will also have music from The Beatles performed live by Jonny Ward (November 24th and 25th) and Duncan Maitland (November 26th).
THE BEATLE MONOLOGUES will run at Briody’s on Marlborough Street (behind Clerys) from November 24th – 26th. There will be two shows per night – one starting at 6.30pm and one starting at 8.30pm – and each show will last for 90 minutes (approx) with a short interval included. Bar available downstairs in the venue.
Briody’s is a very intimate venue – so there are only a limited number of tickets on sale for each show. Please buy early to avoid disappointment. Latecomers will not be allowed in – so please arrive 15 minutes before the performance time.
As the logo on the poster says… "If you think you know The Beatles - you're wrong!"
Stephen Kennedy, playwright and Director, Dublin Beatles Festival