They did not experience much commercial success in the UK, but became popular in Italy during the s. In the band reformed, and continue to perform as of The band formed at Manchester University, but settled in London where they signed with Charisma. They went through a number of incarnations in their early years, including a brief split in
Director Jen Heyes Legendary Beatles manager Brian Epstein reflects on success, sexuality and self-loathing in this fictionalized stage drama. But this low-key stage drama approaches the subject with more intelligence and nuance than most, probing the complex soul of legendary pop manager Brian Epstein, who became a global superstar by discovering the Fab Four, only to be destroyed by his own brittle and tormented nature.
The Man Who Made the Beatles comes to its limited London run after premiering in Liverpool in at a refurbished theater named after its subject. Returning home with a strapping young Liverpool lad Will Finlason who caught his eye in a local bar, the famously gay manager Andrew Lancel clearly has sexual intentions.
But his visitor, who simply calls himself This Boy one of several allusions to Beatles lyrics scattered throughout the text has another agenda. This setup seems to promise a sexually charged battle of wits between the young visitor and his pill-popping, masochistic, highly strung host.
For all his veiled intentions, This Boy quickly proves to be more starry-eyed fan than stalker. And despite his repeated protests that his chief interest is in the real Brian, not the Beatles, the story veers off constantly into familiar Fab Four anecdotes.
Playing to the gallery, of course, but arguably unavoidable. Finlason is well cast, boasting the kind of clean-cut good looks that smartly echo the British film and music stars of the early s: Though not a Liverpool native, he handles the accent convincingly, and does his best to breathe depth into a character almost entirely composed of working-class Merseyside cliches alcoholic father, passionate soccer fan, obsessive Beatles disciple, short of temper but full of poetry.
Of course, This Boy is clearly an emblematic everyman, but also the kind of crudely drawn proletarian stereotype not seen in British drama for decades. Well, not outside of Ken Loach movies anyway. Lancel is a fairly good physical match for Epstein, radiating a nervy body language that conveys both his debonair, moneyed surface confidence and his vulnerable, wounded interior.
With its sparing use of back projection and flashback, the play evokes a lifetime scarred by rejection, addiction and self-loathing, all compounded by the routine homophobia and anti-Semitism of post-war Britain. Sherlock and director Jen Heyes could have made more of this angle, which has greater currency in our era of marriage equality and gay rights activism.
Before that, gay men were routinely victims of blackmail and assault. In places, Sherlock risks committing the same offense that his play seems outwardly designed to remedy, making Epstein a minor character in his own life story.
A solid effort, but low on narrative or stylistic innovation, Epstein is ultimately an old-fashioned exercise in talk-heavy theater.
It throws little fresh light on its subject, but it does succeed in invoking empathy for a sensitive young man crushed by his own success at the cruelly young age of This play has two acts.
Fate only granted Epstein one. Andrew Lancel, Will Finlason Playwright: Amanda Stoodley, Katie Scott Lighting designer: Phil Saunders Sound designer: Keke Palmer to Play Cinderella on Broadway 1: Anyone have an extra pair of glass slippers?
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