The Quiet Beatle returns
Something About George – The George Harrison Story embarks on an inaugural tour this month ahead of a two-week stay at the Edinburgh Fringe in August.
The production pays tribute to the man they called "the quiet Beatle", and will visit seven UK venues, including St Helens Theatre Royal on June 16, Liverpool's Epstein Theatre on June 18-19 and Ilkley's Kings Hall on July 8, before the Scottish run (in the Bijou tent of the Assembly Festival at the Assembly Rooms from August 4-18).
The original one-man version of the show features West End performer and musician Daniel Taylor, who has immersed himself in the Beatles atmosphere with visits to Liverpool's The Beatles Story to help him research the legendary guitarist and songwriter's life.
That show will be reprised for Edinburgh and another festival run in Coventry, but the other venues will see a full two-hour show, with Dan on lead vocal and acoustic guitars alongside keyboard player and vocalist Jordan Alexander, Jon Fellowes (who is the show's writer) on lead guitar and vocals and Callum McMillan on percussion. The 2022 dates will be followed by an even more extensive tour in 2023.
Something About George features songs such as My Sweet Lord, Something and Handle With Care among others by the Traveling Wilburys and the Beatles.
Daniel Taylor has previously played John Lennon in the award-winning Lennon Through A Glass Onion, Sammy in Blood Brothers and was in the first Liverpool Theatre Festival in his show, The Very Best Of Tommy Cooper.
“We had a great reception at the Liverpool Theatre Festival and I can guarantee people a fantastic journey through George’s life and amazing music," he said.
“It was brilliant to be able to visit The Beatles Story to learn more about George and his progression from fresh-faced teenage Liverpool guitarist to one of the most famous and successful songwriters and performers ever.”
More info and tickets here