CRITICALLY-acclaimed actor John Waters owns the stage and audiences will attest to this after watching his performance in Looking Through a Glass Onion.
Beginning in 1992, the show has Waters performing as John Lennon with the backing of a four-piece band.
“Lennon writes autobiographically, he writes the lyrics to his songs as a reflection of everything that is happening to him in his life,” Waters said.
“If you put his songs in a certain order you almost have a biography of his life and I add a monologue to weave it all together.”
Stage and film sets make Waters feel equally at home and he creates something audiences enjoy.
“I feel very at home in both environments, I’ve learnt to accept it as my domain,” he said.
“I love just walking in through the wings on to the stage and looking out over the auditorium and up at the lights and the people working together to create that magic and that’s why I love the stage.”
He hopes audiences leave the show with an image of what the Beatles-era was like.
“It was a time of great change and I consider myself privileged to have been a young person in that era – it was not only about the music but a huge sociological change in the world,” he said.
“That hasn’t lasted or worked in a sense, but the peace movement that went along with it still lives on. If you gain a feeling about the excitement of the time and understand a little more about who those mythical figures were then I will have handed something on to you and that is an effect I would love to have.”
The master class has been cancelled but Waters says he is a chatty person and wants his fans to say hello.
Looking Through a Glass Onion is at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Friday.