Celebrated music by the Beatles play Eltham this May in a new concert production A Trip Across The Universe- Music and Lyrics by The Beatles!
Inspired by Julie Taymor’s musical-movie ‘Across The Universe’ which takes a poignant look back at an inspiring and turbulent time in American culture, A Trip Across The Universe- Music & Lyrics by The Beatles is a concert of some of the most loved songs in the world.
Following a successful production of Jonathan Larson’s Rent in 2011, director Stuart James wanted to create a new concept production for his Speakeasy Theatre company in Wellington, New Zealand. A Trip Across The Universe was a labour of love that critics said “Several performances graced me with goosebumps and having been raised a Beatles’ fanatic, I was very impressed” and “although it may be a concert style production, the emotion put forth by the performers is incredibly striking. As this is the case, I feel obliged to say that A Trip Across the Universe should be considered more than just a showcase of Beatles’ songs.”
Featuring a rock ‘n’ roll score filled with the forever relevant songs written by The Beatles, including ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, ‘Come Together’, ‘I Am The Walrus’, ‘Blackbird’, ‘Across The Universe’ and many more.
With the final night already sold out, The Bob Hope Theatre Actor’s Company have brought together the original creative team from New Zealand, an incredibly talented local cast and a live onstage band of some of the best musicians in London to create a very special evening of music which will make Beatles fans young and old tune in, turn off, drop out, drop in, switch off, switch on and explode!
A Trip Across The Universe- Music and Lyrics by The Beatles
16 May 2018 – 19 May 2018
Bob Hope Theatre, Wythfield Rd, London, SE9 5TG
7.45pm with a 2.45pm Matinee on Saturday 19th | £14
Running time is 2 hrs, including interval
Bob Hope Theatre Bar will be open prior to performance and at interval
About The Bob Hope Theatre
Eltham Little Theatre (now The Bob Hope Theatre) was formed on 12th November 1943 to promote drama, music and allied arts in Eltham and its immediate vicinity.
During the early years it was without a permanent home but early in 1946, by arrangement with the Parochial Church Council, ELT found a home in Eltham Parish Hall (the current Theatre) on an annual lease basis.
In May 1946 Eltham Little Theatre was registered as a Company, limited by guarantee. The first production, “Hedda Gabler”, was staged by an affiliated society, The Kerwin Players, in
During the period from 1946 to 1950 there were some 600 individual members and 25 affiliated societies, and a production was staged every other weekend throughout the season.
The Theatre’s management endeavoured to purchase the building. However, in 1957 it became clear that the asking price was beyond reach despite constant fund-raising efforts.
By 1979 funds were low. The Theatre membership was almost resigned to closure. The lease was not renewed, the premises were up for sale and then Bob Hope stepped in!
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