“I heard the news today, oh boy…”
The show has begun as John Waters sings the opening track ‘A Day In The Life’ so flawlessly that the audience comes to a silent halt and all eyes focus forward.
You have to be a brave human to not only try take on some of the greatest songs this world has ever heard but to also tell the story of the man who wrote them, that man being John Lennon.
Taking you on a journey from the early days of The Beatles right to the moments before he was shot and killed, John Waters has met this nearly impossible task and definitely my expectations. From the perfect impression of a Liverpool accent to mimicking Lennon’s witty humour and singing, Waters paints a picture of the world that was for the world’s most ingenious songwriter.
Waters seamlessly transitioned between songs and stories of Lennon’s life with humour and touching moments of recalling the death of Lennon’s mum at such a young age and also the racial discrimination towards Yoko.
As gun shots ring out through the theatre Waters ends the night by singing ‘Imagine’ and leaving a several tears in this reviewers eyes.
Covering songs from Lennon’s and The Beatles’ back catalogues Lennon: Through A Glass Onion was a perfect reminder of the songs and man that shaped music for the better.