Thursday, 17 January 2019

Let It Be returns this Spring with new Act Two Reunion



COME TOGETHER FOR LET IT BE, BACK WITH NEW UK DATES FOLLOWING SELL OUT EUROPEAN TOUR

Let It Be returns this Spring due to popular demand



New Act Two features ‘must see’ reunion
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Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles is returning to the stage in 2019 with a series of new tour dates announced in a year that marks key anniversaries in Fab Four history.

Let It Be UK Tour 2018 - Credit Anthony Robling
The acclaimed theatrical concert, which features an all-new Let It Be Part II reunion concert, proved such a hit with audiences and critics alike when it was premiered last year and a sell out European Tour, that it is now returning for a new UK Tour through Spring 2019.

After opening in Portsmouth on 22 April, Let It Be will then visit Inverness, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Bath, Bradford and Norwich.

Let It Be is a celebration of the iconic music of The Beatles and has already been seen by more than two million people worldwide, including a run in the West End and two UK tours.

Beatles fans are invited to join John, Paul, George and Ringo for an unforgettable night of live music. The cast will be announced shortly.

Act One takes audiences through the early days of the band as they embarked on their musical journey and onwards to the heights of global Beatlemania. The historic Royal Variety Performance, Shea Stadium and those iconic Sergeant Pepper costumes all feature. The first half of the evening features many of their most famous songs including I Want to Hold Your Hand, Day Tripper, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Penny Lane, A Day In The Life, Come Together, Get Back, and The End.

Let It Be UK Tour 2018 - Credit Anthony Robling
In a twist from the original Let It Be show, Act Two is set a decade after The Beatles went their separate ways. It gives fans a rare glimpse of how the Fab Four could have Come Together once again to perform – and is not to be missed.

Audiences are taken on a memorable and unique step back in time to the reunion concert taking place on 9 October 1980 – it’s John Lennon’s 40th Birthday. This is the ultimate concert that never was. The band reunite for one night only, just Imagine.

Let It Be UK Tour 2018 - Credit Anthony Robling
The band’s solo material featured includes Starting Over, Band On The Run, Black Bird, Got My Mind Set On You, My Sweet Lord, Live and Let Die, and Imagine.

The new tour coincides with a number of iconic anniversaries in the history of the most successful band of all time, The Beatles – who started out as just four young lads from Liverpool.

This year marks 50 years since The Beatles took those infamous steps across the pedestrian crossing outside EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, which went on to become one of the most famous album covers of all time.

Sadly, it also marks the 50th anniversaries of the group playing together for the final time with a rooftop performance on top of the Apple Corps building in London’s Savile Row. They also finished recording Abbey Road – and this year also marks half a century since the album was released.
Let It Be UK Tour 2018 - Credit Anthony Robling

Let It Be producer Jeff Parry said: “The original Let It Be was a hit with Beatles fans all over the world, but UK audiences’ reaction to the new show and the new Act Two reunion concert that never was, has been nothing short of phenomenal.

“It may be almost half a century since The Beatles split, but their popularity and their influence just seems to keep growing, with their incredible and creative catalogue of music attracting a whole new generation of fans. And with so many important anniversaries during 2019, we’re delighted to take this special show to thousands more Beatles fans here in the UK.”

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY ABOUT LET IT BE

A masterstroke’
British Theatre Guide

‘A rare glimpse of how the Fab Four could have Come Together once again’
Theatre News UK

“A joy to hear these beloved songs live”
The Mail on Sunday

‘The cast left me in complete awe during the second half of Let It Be’
Lowdown Magazine

Website:         www.LetItBeLive.com
Facebook:       /LetItBeUKTour
Twitter:           @LetItBeUKTour

LET IT BE UK 2019 TOUR

PORTSMOUTH
Kings Theatre
Monday 22 April – Saturday 27 April 2019
023 9282 8282
ON SALE NOW

INVERNESS
Eden Court
Monday 29 April – Saturday 4 May 2019
01463 234234
ON SALE NOW

GLASGOW
SEC Centre
Friday 10 May – Saturday 11 May 2019
0844 395 4000
ON SALE NOW

ABERDEEN
His Majesty’s Theatre
Monday 13 May – Saturday 18 May 2019
01224 641122
ON SALE NOW

BLACKPOOL
Winter Gardens
Wednesday 22 May – Saturday 25 May 2019
0844 856 1111
ON SALE SOON

BATH
Theatre Royal
Monday 27 May – Saturday 1 June 2019
01225 448844
ON SALE SOON

BRADFORD
Alhambra Theatre
Tuesday 4 June – Saturday 8 June 2019
01274 432000
ON SALE SOON

NORWICH
Theatre Royal
Monday 17 June – Saturday 22 June 2019
01603 630000
ON SALE SOON

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Don't Miss Pepperland! Tickets on sale now


Pepperland Seattle 2018 - Mat-Hayward

Don't miss this huge hit at Theatre Royal Plymouth. Mark Morris Dance’s choreography combines fresh arrangements of Beatles songs and new Pepper-inspired pieces to create what the Telegraph calls “a brilliant homage to one of the great rock albums.”

Monday, 14 January 2019

All You Need is Love announces 10 date tour of the UK


"All You Need is Love" will be touring the U.K. in April with a 10 date tour.

The show features Paul Canning as John Lennon, Manny Angeletti  as Paul McCartney, John Brosnan as George Harrison and Luke Roberts as Ringo Starr backed by a 22 piece orchestra.

Find out more and book your tickets here

On the show's website it says:

All You Need Is Love is a unique concert spectacular featuring the music and immeasurable talents of The Beatles.


 After paying their dues in the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool and building their reputation in Hamburg, The Beatles unleashed their first single in the UK and went on to top the charts across the globe and change the world forever.
Back in July 1967, and in the midst of the summer of love, The Beatles released All You Need Is Love as a standalone single. The simple message John, Paul, George and Ringo shared still stands true today.
Backed by the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, All You Need Is Love will fill you with nostalgia, joy and wonderment as we pass through the greatest and most iconic hits of the Fab Four, taking us back to the heyday of Beatlemania.





Wednesday, 9 January 2019

BBFC Radio Special - Yellow Submarine Saturday January 12

There is a special on the album Yellow Submarine this Saturday on Radio Wandsworth. 
 
The BBFC's Ernie Sutton will be guesting with Dave Etheridge from the Progfathers on Steve Lawlor's Retro Chart Show show between 8 and 9 pm.   

We hope you can tune in!


Monday, 7 January 2019

Kings Heath Beatles Fest 2019 February 10

 BEATLES FEST. 2019
56th Anniversary Celebration of Ritz Ballroom Gig
SUNDAY 10th FEBRUARY

3 to 6 PM @ Fletchers
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
Top Musicians play Beatles’ love and other songs

£4 ADV Kitchen Garden Cafe
£4 + BF wegottickets.com
£5 DOOR

7 to 10 PM @ Hare & Hounds

MADE IN LIVERPOOL
World Famous Resident Band of Liverpool’s Cavern Club

1st 30 Tickets £8+BF then £10+BF www. skiddle.com
£10 ADV Kitchen Garden Cafe
£12 DOOR


For more information go to www.kingsheathwalkoffame.org.uk




BEATLES FEST 2019

56th Anniversary Celebration  
of legendary Ritz Ballroom Gig
SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY


@ Fletchers and @ Hare & Hounds King’s Heath
56 years ago in February 1963 The Beatles brought their Cavern Club show to Birmingham for the first time when they made their legendary appearance at King's Heath's old Ritz Ballroom next to the Hare and Hounds. Now history will repeat itself when the current Cavern Club resident band Made in Liverpool bring their show to the Hare and Hounds on Sunday 10 February to conclude a unique one day celebration of this historic event.

From 3 pm to 6 pm a great selection of local musicians will perform their favourite Beatles songs in a special pre-Valentine's Day All You Need Is Love session at Fletchers Bar. Expect a range of musical styles including the acoustic sounds of Acoustica, jazz soul of Blue Silk, the folk rock of Mr Apollo, the legendary Eggmen plus singer songwriters Matilda Pratt, Tim Walkerdine  and Peters plays Lennon.

At 7 pm doors will then open at the Hare and Hounds for an evening concert by top tribute band Made In Liverpool. Born and bred in Liverpool the band perform at venues world-wide with recent performances being in Russia, USA, Australia, Switzerland, Europe and the Far East.
Originally named The Fab Four they were the first Beatles tribute band to play the Cavern when it re-opened and are featured in music writer and Merseybeat historian Spencer Leigh’s book ‘The Cavern, The Most Famous Club in the World’. And they still continue to play at the Cavern on a regular basis. Expect all The Beatles greatest hits in a two hour concert that been described as unique, uncontrived, exciting and mind blowing!


Tickets for the Beatles All You Need Is Love Session
at Fletchers cost £4 in advance from Kitchen Garden Cafe  
or £4.40 from www.wegottickets.com/event/458784
Any remaining tickets will cost £5 on the door.                              

Tickets for Made in Liverpool at the Hare & Hounds are available from
https://www.skiddle.com/e/13431928
First 30 cost only £8 + BF, then £10+ BF
with any remaining costing £12 on the door

King’s Heath Walk Of Fame is a small charity that aims to celebrate King’s Heath’s amazing musical, cultural and sporting heritage through wall plaques, pavement stars and live events so as to encourage young people to become the stars of the future!

Web Site: www.kingsheathwalkoffame.org.uk  Twitter: @KHWalkofFame
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kingsheathwalkoffame
Contact: info@kingsheathwalkoffame.org.uk   Phone: 0121 689 2360 or 443 5237



Saturday, 5 January 2019

Mersey Boys: A Letter from Al Moran to premiere at Beatles on the Beach Fest

Mersey Boys: A Letter From Al Moran

This ten-minute concept film about a fictional encounter between an American professor and the young Beatles in a Liverpool pub will make its world premiere at the Beatles on the Beach Festival in Delray Beach, Florida on April 25, 2019. The film shall also be shown on April 26, 27 and 28.