Nighthawk stages Beatles trilogy
Today is a special date in any obsessive Beatles fan’s calendar: it’s 50 years to the day since the Fab Four released their first single, Love Me Do. To mark the occasion, one particularly obsessive fan is taking his passion to the next level by staging a show dedicated to Messrs Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr.
Stephen Kennedy – who curates the monthly Nighthawks at the Cobalt shows, oft written about on these pages – has already seen his two-man play Lennon v McCartney performed on stages the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland. He has also written two other plays, Death and the Beatles Fan and John Lennon’s Last Day, and all three will be performed at Dublin’s New Theatre from October 15th- 20th. Beatles songs will also be performed live on the night by cellist/vocalist Vyvienne Long and band The Newspaper Taxi Men.
Kennedy is also the man behind the Dublin Beatles Festival, which is scheduled for November 2013 to mark 50 years since the Beatles played Dublin.
More details on that event will be announced in the coming months. thenewtheatre.com