LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION
THE INTERNATIONAL HIT IS BACK
It’s been 25 years since John Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta first performed LENNON – LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION on the small stage at Sydney’s Tilbury Hotel. Little did they know that over an inspiring 25-year journey they would perform the show in New York, Tokyo and London, leaving their mark on audiences around the world.
Lennon – Through a Glass Onion will return to the Sydney Opera House for a limited season in February 2019.
Created and performed by renowned Australian actor/musician John Waters and esteemed singer/pianist Stewart D’Arrietta, Lennon – Through a Glass Onion is part concert and part biography, revealing the essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century. It’s a compelling story and features 31 iconic hits of Lennon and his collaborations with McCartney including Imagine, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, Woman, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Working Class Hero, and Jealous Guy.
WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE SAID
"Lennon’s spirit shine through on 'Glass Onion'"
- NEW YORK POST
"D’ARIETTA is a powerful pianist with strong beats for a Honky Tonk"
- CURTIN UP NEW YORK
"His credible take on Lennon’s Liverpudlian dialect is top notch, meritoriously channeling the singer/songwriter’s acerbic wit and rebel yell moxie over the course of the 90 minute one act concert monologue."
- EDGE NEWORK NEW YORK
"a remarkable celebration of a unique talent... Waters does it brilliantly"
- THE SPECTATOR, LONDON
"John Waters encapsulate the essence of Lennon."
- CAPITOL RADIO, LONDON
"The humour, the pace, the crisp intercuts of light and sound, the emotional texture of music and narrative, and the insights add up to a stirring celebration of genius."
- SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
"Part bio, part great concert, totally excellent."
- THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
“Angry, wired and wiry…..a powerfully recalled lament.”
- LONDON GUARDIAN
We should get out the streamers and confetti to shower D’Arrietta and Waters in an open limousine to the steps of our town halls
– SYDNEY MORNING HERALD