Show celebrating Bob Dylan’s life and career is taking to the stage in Chatham
PUBLISHED: 13:56 09 February 2017
The Bob Dylan Story recreates the living legend’s hits such as Blowin’ In The Wind, and Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
A show celebrating the life and music of rock legend and Nobel-prize winner Bob Dylan is rolling into town.
The Bob Dylan Story recreates the living legend’s classic hits, from The Times They Are A-Changin’, Blowin’ In The Wind and Mr Tambourine Man through to Like A Rolling Stone, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Lay Lady Lay, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door and many more, while telling some of the tales behind them.
The show takes its audience back to the 1960s, the era of Vietnam, anti-war and civil rights protests, and of course, timeless music spearheaded by the likes of Mr Dylan, this year’s winner of the Nobel-prize for literature, as he plotted his journey from revered protest singer to provocative rock n roll star to virtual recluse and back again, all in the space of a few short years.
“We wanted to give Dylan’s many fans the opportunity to hear the songs as they remember them, all in one sitting” explains Bill Lennon, who plays the main man in the show. “And although many of Dylan’s songs were hits for other artists, from Hendrix’s All Along The Watchtower right up to Adele’s Make You Feel My Love, we remain true to the original versions.
“We are confident the show will have people digging out their old vinyl to sustain the nostalgia just that little bit longer,” added Mr Lennon, who is himself a huge fan, and whose other credits include a lead role in You’ve Got A Friend – The Music of James Taylor and Carole King; and Keith Richards in The Counterfeit Stones. “We’re so excited to be celebrating the music of arguably rock music’s greatest and most influential artist, and now, thanks to his recent Nobel prize award, greatest poet. The shows have gone down an absolute storm so far, so we’re absolutely delighted.”
The show appears at the Chatham’s Central Theatre February 11. Call the box office on 01634 338338 or book online via tickets.medway.gov.uk