HERE comes a play about Beatle George Harrison, writes Globe arts correspondent Peter Grant.

The 'Quiet Beatle' will be celebrated at the Liverpool Theatre Festival in September.

Something About George – The George Harrison Story is not a tribute show but it does pay tribute to the much-loved and missed icon who had so many other strings to his bow from film producer to global philanthropy.

The 75-minute production, which closes the ten day festival, features Beatle classics as well solo ouput including My Sweet Lord, Something and hits from the Traveling Wilburys catalogue.

It stars Liverpool-born West End performer, musician, director Daniel Taylor (below) as George. He will be joined on stage by keyboard player Ben Gladwin and Jon Fellowes on lead guitar.

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Blood Brothers star Daniel trained at Webber Douglas Academy Of Dramatic Art in London.

He has also produced, directed, and performed acclaimed Shaskespeare productions at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre.

It is not the first time Daniel has played a Beatle. He has previously portrayed John Lennon in the award-winning Lennon Through A Glass Onion.

Speaking in his home-grown Liverpool accent he said: “I’m thrilled being able to tell George Harrison’s story, especially his journey after those heady days in the Fab Four. For me, The Beatles are the greatest band that ever lived. After all his achievements, George is still one of the most underrated songwriters that has ever lived.

“As someone who writes and performs their own songs, and I have done since I was just 12-years-old – and it’s all because of the inspiration of songs like Here Comes The Sun, and While My Guitar Gentle Weeps.

''Working on the show, I have been astounded with George’s post Beatles journey and the life that followed, and the music he went on to create.”

The premiere is written by Jon Fellowes, who co-produces shows alongside Liverpool-born singer-songwriter Gary Edward Jones and theatre producer Bill Elms, who is also the Artistic Director of Liverpool Theatre Festival.

It is hoped the show will be developed further into a full-scale production with plans to tour the UK. Liverpool Theatre Festival 2021 features mainstream and established acts, artists, and shows. it will adhere to any Covid-19 and Government guidelines required at the time. Other Festival shows are: 2Gorgeous4U (September 1); The Last Five Years ( September 3); Everybody’s Talking About Musicals (September 4); Electric Dreams (September 5); Opera Beneath The Stars (September 9); Broken Biscuits (September 10); Laughterhouse Comedy (September 11) and Something About George - The George Harrison Story (Septemver 12 - two performances).