Strawberry Field Liverpool to feature in the upcoming Danny Boyle & Richard Curtis film, Yesterday
Strawberry Field, the iconic site immortalised in the Beatles hit, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ will feature in the upcoming film ‘Yesterday’, by Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis. Written by Curtis and directed by Boyle, the movie follows Jack, played by Eastenders’ actor Himesh Patel, as he wakes from a freak accident to find no one else in the world remembers the songs made famous by The Beatles.
Parts of the film were filmed across Liverpool, including an exclusive look behind The Strawberry Field gates, filmed during the demolition and reconstruction phase of the new site, owned by The Salvation Army. Due to open the gates for good later this year, the revived new site, treasured by John Lennon will include a training hub for young people with learning disabilities; a new, authentic exhibition on the place, the song and John Lennon’s early life around Strawberry Field; and the development of a haven for spiritual exploration and reflection.
A Salvation Army spokesperson said,
‘It was a firm ‘yes’ from The Salvation Army when we were approached by the ‘Yesterday’ production team. It was a great privilege to welcome Danny and let them experience the special place where John climbed trees and dreamed his dreams.’
The spokesperson continued,
‘We had some great conversations with Danny and explained our vision to create a training hub for young adults with learning disabilities and to open the gates for generations of Beatles fans across the globe for the very first time. Danny wished us well with the plans and was keen to get into the t-shirt we presented him with to thank him for the opportunity to be involved.
Strawberry Field will open to the public later this summer, to keep up to date with developments, book advance tickets and to purchase exclusive Strawberry Field merchandise please visit www.strawberryfieldliverpool.com