Review: Lennon: Through a Glass Onion – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Fringe

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First published in The Times, Saturday August 15 2015

Two Stars

John Lennon may long have passed on to the great jam session in the sky but the demand for his music remains insatiable. And so, fresh off the back of a three-month run in New York, this music show-cum-spoken-word performance can sell out a 1,000-seat Fringe venue. And who can argue with that? After all, the appeal of a decent tribute act for audiences deprived of the original artist is an entirely understandable phenomenon of the pop age, even if it’s questionable whether Lennon, had he lived, would still be trawling monotonously through his back catalogue and dwelling on an intriguing, if well-trodden, backstory.

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