MIMI

He was the working-class hero who changed the world. She was the auntie who mothered him from the age of five

who wound him up……but never let him down.

He was the working-class hero who changed the world and said “give peace a chance”. She was the auntie who mothered him from the age of five – who wound him up……but never let him down.

To the world he was a Beatle, Artist, Poet, Rocker, Revolutionary. To her he was a naughty, needy, show-off who could do with a clip round the ear.

He bought her a home by the sea – Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset – so he could have somewhere “to be me”.

John Lennon left England in August 1971 and never came back, but every week he phoned his Aunt Mimi just so he could talk to the one person he felt had some idea who he really was. In 1980 after years of seclusion he gradually returned to the public eye, his comeback album was a hit and he was planning to tour. On the night before his murder John and Mimi spent two hours on the phone in which he told her he was coming home to visit his bolt hole by the sea.

MIMI is a theatrical fantasy with music based on that final phone call in which John is relaxed enough to laugh, cry, rant, rave and reminisce. No shrinking violet herself, through it all Mimi gives as good as she gets, but there’s no doubting her love for the little boy who dared to Imagine……

MIMI hits UK theatres in 2018 for a national tour prior to Europe, America and the West End…

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