A play about the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein will be the first major production at the Liverpool theatre bearing his name.
Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles will chart his rise from running the family furniture business — and later the NEMS music store — to managing the world’s most successful pop group. Issues about his sexuality and Judaism will be covered.
Executive producer Jen Heyes said the lead role might go to a well-known actor.
“Brian was a Jewish boy. We depict the personal struggle and dilemma of being Jewish and being gay in that time. He did consider getting married to a Jewish girl called Sonia.”
The play will open on November 15.