Lennon - Through a Glass Onion to land in Bunbury on September 16

Imagine-ation: John Waters (pictured) and Stewart D’Arrietta will bringing their acclaimed production, Lennon -Through a Glass Onion, to Bunbury on September 16. Photo: Supplied.
Imagine-ation: John Waters (pictured) and Stewart D’Arrietta will bringing their acclaimed production, Lennon -Through a Glass Onion, to Bunbury on September 16. Photo: Supplied.

Lennon – Through a Glass Onion will return to Western Australia for a limited season in September 2018 to celebrate 25 years on the road.

The show will grace the stage at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre from 7.30pm on September 16. 

Created and performed by renowned Australian actor/musician John Waters and esteemed singer/pianist Stewart D’Arrietta, Lennon – Through a Glass Onion is part concert and part biography, revealing the essence of the life and astonishing talent of John Lennon.

The show features 31 iconic hits of Lennon and his collaborations with McCartney including Imagine, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, Woman, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Working Class Hero, and Jealous Guy.

The ultimate goal for John and Stewart was to take their show to New York – and they did in 2015. 

“It was truly an emotional experience seeing Lennon - Through a Glass Onion in New York at its American premiere,” lead producer Harley Medcalf said.

“We were overwhelmed, blessed really, to have the support of Yoko Ono and the Lennon Estate.”

Waters added: “To be embraced by New Yorkers as we were, it was a great reward for all of us who worked so hard to get our show there.” 

“It truly felt as though Glass Onion had in fact given the city what it needed, to reconcile their own sense of loss of a much loved ‘son’, as John Lennon came to be. 

“Night after night, our audiences stood to acknowledge us, and it doesn't get much better than that.”

Honouring Lennon’s legacy was the main goal of the production. 

“It’s been fantastic, the response the show has received, especially from the younger audiences that come along, some of whom were not even born when Lennon and The Beatles were recording and releasing their music,” Waters said. 

“It’s a testament to the legacy of the man and his music that still excites and intrigues people to this day.”

D’Arrietta said: “The song Glass Onion was John Lennon’s postscript to The Beatles.  It had such a strong image of crystal ball-gazing and peeling away the layers that it inspired the format for this show – a kaleidoscope collage of song, word, emotion and image.”

Organisers described the show as an emotional trip down memory lane for some and an introduction to the life and times of Lennon for others. 

For John and Stewart – it's a dream come true.

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