Australian musician, actor and an all-around icon John Waters is bringing his oneman show on John Lennon to the Gold Coast. Lennon; Through a Glass Onion is Waters’ take on the work and life of one of the most influential people of the 20th century.
“A stirring celebration of a genius” said Sydney Morning Herald, “Part biography, part music – this homage to John Lennon is sure you make you shed a tear,” said Time Out Sydney and “A remarkable celebration of a unique talent,” said The Spectator in London.
Waters says the production started as a desire to do a one man show rather than a wish to pay homage to a giant. The show features Lennon’s songs and spoken word from various stages of his life and career with Waters mimicking Lennon’s voice throughout the performance but more so, also capturing the public and private essence of a very well-known man.
One show, 31 songs, 23 years and countless stages, cities and countries – how does a performer find the energy and drive to keep it fresh and interesting for himself as well as the audience? For Waters it seems to be a combination of music that means a lot to the him, his own ever-changing and evolving ideas and experiences and new audiences and the interaction with them each night.
“I have learnt a lot about Lennon over the years,” Waters explains. “People have shared their own stories, gifts and experiences of Lennon with me.”
Your chance to peak through a Glass Onion comes Saturday 5 September when the production hits Jupiters Casino.