Stage sensation Lady Beatle returns to Brisbane’s original “Lonely Hearts Club” at La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre this August, kick-starting a three-month magical mystery tour across the country.
Presented by The Little Red Company (Rumour Has It; Christmas Actually) and Critical Stages Touring, the critically-acclaimed musical memorial to The Beatles again stars Australian entertainer Naomi Price (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Ladies in Black; The Voice Australia) as the titular character, revealing a whimsical tale inspired by true events and set to a soundtrack of The Fab Four’s biggest hits.
Iconic songs including Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Eleanor Rigby, Yellow Submarine, Here Comes the Sun and Penny Lane are reimagined, reinterpreted and performed live by Price and a band of Australia’s top musicians.
“Lady Beatle is an enigmatic and wholly original character; she could be The Beatles’ biggest fan, or she could be someone entirely different and I take such delight in teasing out her true identity until she makes her swansong,” Price said.
“When Adam and I delved into The Beatles’ remarkable catalogue to create the show, we discovered their world was populated with seemingly ordinary people – the barber, banker, fireman and nurse in Penny Lane; the meter maid star of Lovely Rita; the teenage runaway who inspired She’s Leaving Home – ordinary people who have unknowingly become part of an extraordinary musical and cultural legacy.
“Lady Beatle is our homage to these characters and others whose stories might never have been told were it not for four ordinary lads from Liverpool.”
Lady Beatle begins its extensive three-month tour at La Boite from August 7-10 before twisting and shouting through 32 venues across Australia.
7 – 10 AUG La Boite Theatre Company
14 AUG HOTA Gold Coast
20 AUG Pilbeam Theatre Rockhampton
22 AUG Redland Performing Arts Centre
24 AUG Ipswich Civic Centre
31 AUG The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie
5 SEP Orange Civic Theatre
7 SEP Riverside Theatre, Parramatta
10 SEP Wyndham Cultural Centre
11 SEP The Clocktower Centre, Melbourne
12 SEP Frankston Arts Centre
14 SEP Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre
18 – 19 SEP Geelong Performing Arts Centre
20 – 21 SEP Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading
24- 25 SEP SunPAC
27 SEPT Gladstone Entertainment Centre
29 SEPT Logan Entertainment Centre
2 OCT Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
5 OCT West Gippsland Arts Centre
8 OCT Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
10 OCT The Wedge Sale
12 OCT Karralyka Centre
15 – 17 OCT Glen Street Theatre
18 – 19 OCT The Joan, Penrith
22 OCT Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
24 OCT Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
26 OCT Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
31 OCT Riverlinks Eastbank
2 NOV Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
7 NOV Mildura Arts Centre
9 NOV Horsham Town Hall Theatre