Review: Lennon: Through A Glass Onion

Photo: Andy Green
DANIEL Taylor and Stuart D’Arrietta returned to the Epstein last night with Lennon: Through A Glass Onion. It’s not that long since the show was last here and I enjoyed it then but this time around it was a whole lot tighter. Taylor has got Lennon off to a tee – he’s certainly got the nose for it – but the voice and the mannerisms are spot on. He has no long speeches but he manages to convey Lennon’s vulnerability and humanity really well. The show starts with a gunshot – several actually – and then takes you through Lennon’s reflection on his life as it ebbs away. It’s filled with great songs obviously (over 30) but they are done with such panache thanks to D’Arrietta’s stomping, thumping, magnificent piano playing – I wish I could play like that. Who needs a band? This isn’t just a show for Beatles fans, everyone can enjoy this. The standing ovation at the end was well deserved. This is the second time I’ve seen it and I’d go again. Lennon: Through A Glass Onion is on at the Epstein until 9 September band and then goes on to continue its tour. Review by Andy Green