Backbeat cast

The cast for our World Premiere of Backbeat has been announced.

John Lennon's best friend, and original Beatles bassist, Stuart Sutcliffe will be played by RADA trained Alex Robertson. Taking on the role of John Lennon is original History Boy Andrew Knott, who is also recognisable as Dirtbox from BBC's Gavin and Stacey. Emerging Actress Isabella Calthorpe plays enigmatic German photographer Astrid Kirchherr. Paul McCartney is played by Scottish actor and talented musician Daniel Healy. The baby of the band, George Harrison will be played by Jamie Blackley, while original Beatles drummer Pete Best is portrayed by Oliver Bennett. Read the full cast press release.

Throughout December the band have been rehearsing, even squeezing in a small gig in London. Photographer Nobby Clark met the band to take some exclusive shots.