John, Paul, George, Ringo . . . and Bert was the first major hit for Willy Russell, one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights. A musical about The Beatles, it won the Evening Standard and London Critics’ awards for Best New Musical of 1974.
Commissioned and directed by Alan Dosser for Liverpool's Everyman Theatre where it opened in May 1974, the critically acclaimed production transferred to the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London in August. At the time, Time Out wrote that it was ‘Funny, incisive, well-acted and makes its points without any arty philosophising’.
Full of Willy Russell’s trademark wit and local Liverpudlian colour, John, Paul, George, Ringo . . . and Bert is a humourous and heart-warming story of Liverpool’s most famous four sons . . . and Bert.