Heaven & Hell: The Friendship Of Johnny Cash And Roy Orbison

Heaven and Hell at Byron Theatre 18th May 2108



“We became like brothers right from the start… and it stayed that way right to the end.” Johnny Cash

Both of these wonderful music talents have left us now, and in this fantasy show, starring Barry Ferrier and Slim Pickens, our two legends meet in the Waiting Room at the Pearly Gates, where they discover they each have serious misgivings about how they will be received by Saint Peter… they begin to recount stories of their lives, through dialogue and their iconic songs, both men concerned at how the excesses of their youth will be measured in the Great Big Ledger of Life…

Johnny Cash was a wild man in his youth, and with a deep dark voice and a penchant for women, drugs and drinking there is no doubt he had a devil to deal with.

Roy Orbison, with the voice of an angel was a different kind of man, and that contrast in singing style and lifestyle makes for a fascinating story.

For over half a century they experienced a parallel journey through the highs and lows, the pressures of celebrity, personal tragedy, incredible success, disappointments and failures, come-backs and supergroups. Each attaining legendary status as towering figures of popular music, remaining close friends to the end.

6.00pm – Online sales close
7.00pm – Venue open | Box Office open | Event bar open
7.30pm – Theatre doors open
8.00pm – Heaven & Hell
10.30pm – Event concludes (includes interval)