I went to see the play last night. Absolutely brilliant. The four actresses who portrayed the girls were spot on, both with their accents [most were not from Liverpool] their acting, and their music. They really put over those beat numbers, and took us all back to the Sixties.
The story was based very faithfully on their career, and the show included portrayals of many noted characters from the era, including Bob Wooler, Bill Harry, Brian Epstein, Manfred Weissleder and Klaus Voorman. The little-known episodes where the Liverbirds worked with the Kinks and the Rolling Stones are shown.
[Cast rehearsing, l-r Sarah Workman, Molly Grace Cutler, Lisa Wright, Alice McKenna]
Because the girls stayed in Hamburg, being resident at the famed Star Club, they are not so well known back in Great Britain, although they had several big hit records over in Germany, and even toured Japan.
As well as being a musical trip down memory lane, the show is very funny. I loved it, as a night of live theatre is hard to beat.
As a surprise bonus the two remaining Liverbirds were brought up from the audience to join in an encore. Sylie took the drums while Mary strapped on the bass to reprise their biggest hit "Peanut Butter" A beautiful way to conclude a brilliant show.
Last Edit: May 20, 2020 12:11:41 GMT by brewmaster