Epstein: The Man Who Made the Beatles

Playwright: Andrew Sherlock

Producer: Pieter Toerien for Pieter Toerien Productions

Direction & Lighting Design: Fred Abrahamse

Set & Costume Design: Marcel Meyer

Cast: Nicholas Pauling and Sven Ruygrok

Photography: Pat Bromilow-Downing

Venue/s: Pieter Toerien’s Monte Casino Theatre, Johannesburg [August/September 2015] Theatre of the Bay, Cape Town [October 2015]

About: Pieter Toerien commissioned Abrahamse & Meyer as the creative team to present the South African premiere of Andrew Sherlock’s penetrating study of one of the 20th century most fascinating personalities. This two-hander imagines Brian Epstein’s troubled final days looking back at his life and meteoric career from his drama school days to managing the world’s biggest pop group – the Beatles.

What the Press Said:

“One of the best plays of the year” MY VIEW

“Anguished…Enthralling…Riveting piece of theatre.” DAILY MAVERICK

“This production does exactly what great theatre should do. It envelops you…It’s not every day you get treated to perfection like this.” DIE BURGER

“a thrilling experience…true to form, Abrahamse and long-time creative collaborator Marcel Meyer have once again made sure that all the aspects of the production – for research to design – serve to enhance the cast and narrative in an authentic, unembellished way.”

“one of the must-see productions of the year…world-class performances by Nicholas Pauling as Epstein and Sven Ruygrok as The Boy…with this production everything comes together so beautifully…smart set…brilliant acting…in my top 10 shows for the year” – THEATRE SCENE CAPE TOWN

 “Excellent…A superb piece” WHATS ON IN CAPE TOWN

FLEUR DU CAP THEATRE AWARDS:

Best Supporting Actor in a Play – Sven Ruygrok [win]

NALEDI THEATRE AWARDS

Best Performance in a Play – Nicholas Pauling [nomination]

Best Supporting Actor – Sven Ruygrok [nomination]

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