Issue 69 (March 2019) includes:
|Photo by Mat Hayward|
|'Within You, Without You' - photo by Mat Hayward|
|Photo by Mat Hayward|
|WITH NEW UK DATES
FOLLOWING SELL OUT EUROPEAN TOUR|
LET IT BE 2019 UK TOUR
Tour opens in Portsmouth in April, followed by Inverness, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Bath, Bradford and Norwich
Act Two features ‘must see’ reunion that never was, featuring Fab Four’s iconic solo material
The super talented cast of singers and musicians appearing in the 2019 UK tour of Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles has been announced.
The smash-hit show returns to stages during Spring 2019 to present the updated show to UK audiences.
The new UK tour starts in Portsmouth on 23 April, before visiting Inverness, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Bath, Bradford and Norwich.
Emanuele Angeletti (Paul McCartney); John Brosnan (George Harrison); and Ben Cullingworth (Ringo Starr) all resume their respective roles from the previous tour. Richard Jordan as John Lennon completes the Fab Four line-up. The band will be joined on stage throughout the tour by musical director Michael Bramwell on keyboards.
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 – with Manny, John, Ben, Richard and Michael playing and singing live.
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.
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.
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 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
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’
LET IT BE UK 2019 TOUR
Tuesday 23 April – Saturday 27 April 2019
023 9282 8282
Monday 29 April – Saturday 4 May 2019
Friday 10 May – Saturday 11 May 2019
0844 395 4000
His Majesty’s Theatre
Monday 13 May – Saturday 18 May 2019
Wednesday 22 May – Saturday 25 May 2019
0844 856 1111
Monday 27 May – Saturday 1 June 2019
Tuesday 4 June – Saturday 8 June 2019
Monday 17 June – Saturday 22 June 2019
PRESS NIGHT MONDAY 17 JUNE 2019