When Leonard Cohen passed away in November 2016, the music world lost one of its greatest contemporary artists. Part lyricist / part performance poet, Cohen’s work encapsulated cross-generational thoughts and feelings through songs such as The Tower of Song and You Want It Darker.
Now the life and work of the man who said: “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in,” is being celebrated with a powerful tribute show like no other. My Leonard Cohen, coming to The Epstein Theatre from Friday 13 – Sunday 15 October, is brought to the stage by Stewart D’Arrietta, the creative mind behind Lennon: Through a Glass Onion.
D’Arrietta, with his raw vocal style, accompanied by a six-piece band of world-class musicians, deliver Leonard Cohen’s music as never heard before. Poetic anecdotes, punctuated with D’Arrietta’s trademark laconic humour, offer a narrative frame by which the audience can contemplate the life of one of the world’s most enigmatic songwriters.
Over the last two decades, Stewart D’Arrietta has enjoyed rave reviews and performed internationally. He is a prolific composer and highly regarded musical director, performer and producer with critically acclaimed shows which include Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, which he co-wrote with Australian actor and musician John Waters. The show enjoyed success worldwide, most recently with a 25-year anniversary celebration at the Sydney Opera House, and wowed audiences at The Epstein Theatre last year, which won rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.
In 2007, D’Arrietta was musical director for The Beatles’ White Album Concert, performing at the Sydney Opera House with 15 other high profile artists. Other musical director / performer / composer credits include Café Brel, Reunion, Tuxedo and the Little Black Dress and Satango. Stewart has composed for numerous features, short-form drama and documentaries including Emmy Award-winning Documentary Faces in the Mob.
My Leonard Cohen sees the sensual I’m Your Man and anthemic Hallelujah being performed along with 18 other Cohen favourites, each given the D’Arrietta treatment. New songs for 2017 include the heartrending In My Secret Life, kaleidoscopic Closing Time and menacing The Future.
This is not a show just for fans of Leonard Cohen, however, but rather for fans and admirers of the written word too; for fans of the timeless beauty and the singularity of great music and for fans of life and the way it should be lived.
My Leonard Cohen
Date: Friday 13th – Sunday 15th October
Time: 8pm Friday, 1:30pm and 8pm Saturday, 6pm Sunday
Tickets: From £16
To book tickets please call 0844 888 4411* or go online at www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk * or in person at The Epstein Theatre Box Office from 2pm – 6pm Monday – Thursday and 12pm-6pm Friday – Saturday.
*Subject to booking fee. All prices include a £1 per ticket venue restoration levy