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Jimmie the Beatle

13 Jun 2024 - 23 Jun 2024
The Basin Theatre Group Inc.

Author: Tim Byron

Director: Tim Byron

Genre: Drama

Agent: Tim Byron


Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Beatle’s tour of Australia in 1964.

Jimmie Nichol is best known for sitting-in for Ringo Starr in the Beatles (when Ringo became ill with tonsillitis and was hospitalised on 3 June 1964) for eight concerts of the Beatles’ 1964 world tour during the height of Beatlemania. The Beatles, especially George Harrison, wanted to postpone the tour, but then the manager Brian Epstein after a frantic phone call decided to use drummer Jimmie Nicol to temporarily replace Starr.

Jimmie drummed with the Beatles in Denmark, Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Australia. This elevated him from relative obscurity to worldwide fame and then back again in the space of a fortnight.


Start Date: 13 Jun 2024

End Date: 23 Jun 2024

Performance Times:

2:00pm on:

  • Sat 15th Jun 2024
  • Sun 16th Jun 2024
  • Sat 22nd Jun 2024
  • Sun 23rd Jun 2024

8:00pm on:

  • Thu 13th Jun 2024
  • Fri 14th Jun 2024
  • Sat 15th Jun 2024
  • Thu 20th Jun 2024
  • Fri 21st Jun 2024
  • Sat 22nd Jun 2024

Ticket Prices:

First THURSDAY Evening Individual $25.00 Preview
First THURSDAY Evening Group 10+ $20.00 Preview
All Other Performances Individual $30.00
All Other Performances Group 10+ $25.00

Bookings: https://authebasin.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/sales Phone: 1300 784 668 Email: tickets@thebasintheatre.org.au

Theatre: The Basin Theatre

Theatre Address:

Corner of Doongalla Road and Simpsons Road, The Basin, VIC 3154


Characters Summary:

6 M 3 F

Actors may be required to have period appropriate facial hair and haircuts. The age brackets are just guides. If someone is out of the mentioned age bracket you are still welcome to audition

Audition Dates:

10:00am on:

  • Sat 3rd Feb 2024

7:30pm on:

  • Mon 29th Jan 2024
  • Wed 31st Jan 2024

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