Former Coronation Street star Andrew Lancel is to play Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein in a show in London’s West End at the end of July.

The show, called Epstein: The Man Who Made the Beatles, will come to the Leicester Square Theatre, following a run in Liverpool.

In Coronation Street, Andrew played evil Frank Foster, who became engaged to Carla before raping her and then was murdered by his mum, Anne, with a whisky bottle!

Andrew also starred as DI Neil Manson in long-running ITV cop show, The Bill.

An experienced singer, Andrew takes up his new role in the West End in the summer for a six-week run.

“I’m really made up that it’s going to the West End,” says Andrew. “It’s a gem of a part.”

A very private man, Brian Epstein was catapulted into the limelight, becoming a household name as the Beatles’ manager. He had a controversial private life and died of an accidental overdose in 1967 at the age of 32.

“Brian is back in people’s psyche,” said Andrew. “He’s having a renaissance and part of that has been helped by this play.”

Andrew takes to the stage as Epstein from July 30-Sept 6 this year.