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BESTBEAT : A Play with Music

BESTBEAT : A Play with Music

BESTBEAT is a musical play set in Liverpool in the early 1960s.  The time of the Merseybeat scene. It’s 1962 and Pete Best plays drums with a local group called The Beatles… He was with them all through the early Hamburg days and  the auditions at Decca and EMI , and  some said he was the most popular in the group with the fans. Beat groups play rock ‘n’ roll in dance halls and clubs like the Cavern.
Using drama , humour  and a live band playing original songs , BESTBEAT tells the fascinating story of The Beatles’ original drummer Pete Best , and what happened to him one fateful day in August 1962 when fame and fortune beckoned …
After sell-out shows at the Unity Theatre  in summer 2018, BESTBEAT now goes on to a tour of venues across Liverpool and Merseyside, including original Merseybeat dance venues like the Grosvenor Ballroom in Wallasey and the Orrell Park Ballroom.
BESTBEAT is written and directed by award-winning Liverpool writer/musician Frank Duffy, who has had work  performed on radio, TV and the theatre to critical acclaim.

The “mini-Merseybeat” tour of BESTBEAT will be performed at the following venues:

Saturday  5th October 7.30pm at Grosvenor Ballroom , Wallasey , Wirral.

Sunday 6th October 3.00pm matinee at Orrell Park Ballroom, Liverpool.

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th October  7.30pm at The Casa Theatre and Bar, Hope Street, Liverpool.  0151-709-2148

Sunday 10th and Monday 11th November 7.30pm at The Hope Street Theatre, 22 Hope St, Liverpool.   03445610622

General Ticket Price will be from £12 –  £8 and can be purchased online.
Further details about BESTBEAT can be found at

Event Date: Saturday 5th October – Monday 11th November 2019


Liverpool | Music | Theatre | Wirral

Contact Details

Frank Duffy, Tel: 07952776146

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