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 https://www.ticketquarter.co.uk
General Ticket Price will be from £12 – £8 and can be purchased online.
Further details about BESTBEAT can be found at bestbeatplay.co.uk
Event Date: Saturday 5th October – Monday 11th November 2019