The Liverpool Beatles Museum was excited to announce another World Premier Reveal on Thursday 27th April showcasing Paul McCartney’s designs for the hottest show in town!

Between 1965 and 1969 Brian Epstein leased London’s Saville Theatre, and when one of America’s biggest acts made their UK debut there, Paul was asked to design the stage for their performance. 

The  Saville Theatre originally opened in 1931 and is currently a cinema complex. Brian Epstein, a former drama student, leased the theatre in 1965 and began to promote plays and music concerts there. The Jimi Hendrix Experience were among the many bands that Epstein, aided by Tony Bramwell, booked to appear there. The Beatles ‘Hello, Goodbye’ promo was also filmed at the theatre.

Paul McCartney was invited by Epstein to design the stage backdrop for the upcoming appearance by Tamla Motown artist the Four Tops. Paul proceeded to draw twelve designs, that would cater for a variety of entertainers. Design number 8 was used by the Four Tops for their performance in November of 1966. The designs were given to director of productions for NEMS Enterprises, John Lyndon, and were hung on his office wall.

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor the designs have been placed on loan at the museum for the future.

On 27th April we invited a few lucky guests to be amongst the first to ever see these designs! Special guest Anthony Brown, a famous Liverpool artist, joined us to unveil our newest addition, celebrating Paul’s unique artwork.