The Bob Dylan Story
A stunning multimedia show celebrating the life and music of rock legend and Nobel-prize winner Bob Dylan is rolling into town is heading the Mercury Theatre, Colchester on Friday 1st June.
The Bob Dylan Story recreates all the 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 fascinating tales behind them.
Supported by a top backing band, 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 Dylan, 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 Bill, whose other credits include James Taylor in You’ve Got A Friend and Keith Richards in The Counterfeit Stones.
The Bob Dylan Story appears at The Mercury Theatre in Colchester on Friday 1st June at 7.30pm. Call the box office on 01206 573948 or book online at www.mercurytheatre.co.uk. For more information visit www.thebobdylanstory.com.