Backbeat archiveBackbeat is the story of the fifth Beatle, Stuart Sutcliffe (the band's original bassist), and the two most important people in his life: John Lennon and Astrid Kirchherr. Re-imagined for the stage by the original writer and director of the acclaimed 1994 film, Iain Softley. This production of Backbeat is a passionate and vivid portrayal of a love story born out of the famous summer when The Beatles made their name in the city of Hamburg. Inseparable friends, John and Stuart become entwined in a fiery triangular relationship as Stuart falls madly in love with Astrid. John forces Stuart to choose between his deep loyalty for John, a future with the greatest band in history or following his heart and pursuing a life as an artist with the woman of his dreams.


Isabella Calthorpe, Andy Knott, Jamie Blackley, Oliver Bennett, Daniel Healy, Kate Hodgson, Patrick Lannigan, Alex Robertson, Charles Swift


Author(s): Iain Softley, Stephen Jeffreys
Producer: Karl Sydow
Director: Iain Softley
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Backbeat (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T02028685666. Details of all Backbeat archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01977857999

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9 Feb 10
6 Mar 10
Citizens Theatre

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