From the creators of Rumour Has It and Wrecking Ball comes the must-see live music event of the year: Lady Beatle – a modern memory play set to a kaleidoscopic soundtrack of the Beatles’ most monumental hits.
Starring Australian stage and screen star Naomi Price (Rumour Has It, The Tragedy of King Richard III, Ladies in Black, The Voice Australia) and inspired by true accounts, Lady Beatle weaves a fantastical tale soundtracked by the Beatles’ biggest chart toppers, including Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Eleanor Rigby and Penny Lane.
Flanked by a live band, Price transports audiences to 1960s Liverpool for a rollicking magical mystery tour about four boys who changed the world of music. For the entire 70mins, the audience is very much part of the ride, as Price riffs off the cuff, invites them to join in the big numbers, and ultimately has them on their feet for the show’s epic mega-mix finale dance party.
Lady Beatle premiered to critical and audience acclaim and nightly standing ovations at La Boite Theatre Company in 2017, where it was lauded "utterly brilliant" (The Courier-Mail), "a stroke of genius" (Australian Stage) and "one of the best shows of the decade" (XS Entertainment).
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
Lady Beatle can been performed in cabaret mode with tables and chairs, or in proscenium arch venues, town halls, and live music venues.
Venues will need to provide a piano, tuned prior to the company's arrival. Please contact Critical Stages for more detailed technical information.
Critical Stages is one of Australia’s leading producers of touring theatre. We make outstanding theatre accessible to audiences everywhere. We have toured productions by some of Australia’s leading theatre makers to regional and remote audiences across Australia and New Zealand. The work of Critical Stages has won multiple Green Room Awards and has been nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring production. The company has been awarded National Touring Status from Playing Australia from 2018.
Critical Stages is currently touring work by artists from across Australia including Salvador Dinosaur (Otto and Astrid, The Orchid and the Crow), The Good Room (I Want to Know What Love Is, I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You), Belloo Creative (Motherland, Hanako), Red Stitch (Jurassica, American Song), Sheridan Harbridge (Nosferatutu), Asking for Trouble (Fort, Bottle Collector), Little Red Productions (Lady Beatle) and much more. For more on our full touring menu head to: http://criticalstages.com.au/available-to-tour/
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Unique Selling Point
Lady Beatle proved a runaway hit when it premiered at La Boite in 2017, drawing capacity audiences and standing ovations at each performance. It epitomises The Little Red Company’s unmistakable brand of cabaret: tremendous heart and charm, world-class musicianship, seamless audience interaction, striking design and a triumphant central performance from Naomi Price.
Verbatim audience feedback indicates it’s a work of universal resonance: “Touching, relevant, inspiring, thought-provoking: everything theatre should be.” “I heard the Beatles’ songs in a way I had never considered before. Absolute amazing.” “It was the most exceptional piece of theatre I’ve seen in years.”
Full marketing packs will be available to Presenters, including show trailer, marketing copy, design collateral (template posters and flyers), media release, programme, collated reviews and videos.
Audiences who saw Naomi's previous hit show Rumour Has It will be excited to see her in her latest production and will know already what a charismatic performer and brilliant singer she is.
Fans of The Beatles will love discovering all their favourite hit songs again, with Naomi's fresh and original interpretations and will love this unique behind the scenes glimpse into the lives of The Fab Four.
We are open to all conversations about how Naomi Price and the creative team can engage with your community before, during and/or after the performance.