Cast frontman John Power is to portray John Lennon in a new musical.

The Fine Time hitmaker, a former leader of cult band The La's, will make his theatrical debut in Rob Eaton's musical Lennon at the Royal Court Theatre in his native Liverpool, England.

He will portray the older Lennon in the show, which looks back at the tragic Beatle's life, and also narrate the show.

Power is a great choice to play the rock legend - he went to the same Liverpool schools as Lennon.