John Waters and Stewart D'Arrietta to tour timeless John Lennon tribute to Nelson Bay in March

COMING SOON: John Waters and Stewart D'Arrietta will tour their spoken-word tribute to John Lennon, called Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, to Nelson Bay at the end of March.
COMING SOON: John Waters and Stewart D'Arrietta will tour their spoken-word tribute to John Lennon, called Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, to Nelson Bay at the end of March.

It was in 1992, 12 years after the death of John Lennon, that the idea for a show - part concert and part biography - paying tribute to the musical icon was conceived by friends John Waters and Stewart D'Arrietta.

Called Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, the pair performed it on a small stage at the Tilbury Hotel in Sydney to instant success.

In the years since, the show has toured around Australia and the world, even to New York, and its popularity is still as strong as ever.

"Its been fantastic the response the show is receiving, especially from the younger audiences that are coming along, some of whom were not even born when Lennon and The Beatles were recording and releasing their music," Waters said.

"It's a testament to the legacy of the man and his music that still excites and intrigues people to this day."

Tickets are on sale now to see John Waters and Stewart D'Arrietta's show Lennon: Through a Glass Onion at Wests Nelson Bay Diggers on March 28.

Tickets are on sale now to see John Waters and Stewart D'Arrietta's show Lennon: Through a Glass Onion at Wests Nelson Bay Diggers on March 28.

Now Waters, an Australian actor and musician, and D'Arrietta, a singer and pianist, are gearing up to tour Through a Glass Onion around Australia again.

The pair will stop and perform at Wests Nelson Bay Diggers on Saturday, March 28.

Featuring a catalogue of Lennon's greatest songs including Woman, Jealous Guy, and Imagine, as well as his collaborations with Paul McCartney including A Day in the Life, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, the intimate production reveals the essence of the life and times of one of the most admired icons of all time.

"It never ceases to amaze us how many people still request to see the show, even after our last lengthy tour. We're constantly getting emails and messages asking when is the show coming back, so its great that the demand and interest is always there," Waters said.

D'Arrietta agreed with Waters, adding: "The song Glass Onion was John Lennon's postscript to The Beatles. It had such a strong image of crystal ball-gazing and peeling away the layers that it inspired the format for this show - a kaleidoscope collage of song, word, emotion and image."

Tickets, $40 for club members and $50 for non-members, to see the show in Nelson Bay are on sale now through Wests or online at proticket.com.au.

Doors will open at 7.15pm for a 8pm start.

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