One of Australia's longest running shows will be making a visit to Cowra in what could potentially be its final tour in the country.
Australian theatre and television veteran John Waters' show Looking Through a Glass Onion, on the life and times of John Lennon, will be playing at the Cowra Civic Centre next weekend.
Creator John Waters said he was excited to be bringing the show to a new town and a new audience.
"Cowra snuck in luckily at the last minute and will be one of the last shows we do on this tour," he said.
"It's always great to have a new town on the list."
Mr Waters is one of Australia's most recognised, respected critically acclaimed actors and singers.
He has retained an audience across four decades of theatre, musicals, TV, film and music
Mr Waters said he had a passion for bringing the show to country towns that may not be able to see it in the city.
"Bringing this show to places in the country is what touring is all about," he said.
"I've always liked that aspect of the work; I feel like a strolling troubadour, a wandering minstrel.'
The show is part concert and part biography, but it doesn't seek to tell the full story of Lennon's life.
It explores the essence of the man through song and spoken word.
Mr Waters shies away from imitating the artist, but so emotive is his performance, it lulls the audience into believing anything is possible.
The National Tour of "Looking Through A Glass Onion" commenced in November 2010 at the Sydney Opera House.
"Its been fantastic the response the show is receiving, especially from the younger audiences that are coming along," he said.
"It's a testament to the legacy of the man and his music that still excites and intrigues people to this day"
Looking Through a Glass Onion is on at the Cowra Civic Centre on Saturday, August 18. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at the Cowra Visitor Information Centre or by calling 02 6342 4333.
The Cowra Guardian has 2x double passes to the Cowra show. Pop your name and importantly, contact details on an envelope and drop it into our office before Thursday, August 16. Winners will be phoned Thursday afternoon and their names published in Friday's paper, August 17.