Let It Be, the smash West End show that celebrates the iconic music of the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll band – The Beatles – twists and shouts its way to the Opera House, Manchester in February, as part of a major new tour.
This spectacular concert charts The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces. Four boys from Liverpool who went on to change the world.
The show celebrates music history’s greatest ever worldwide phenomenon and is packed with over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits, including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be. Travel back to the Swinging Sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
Let It Be audiences can look forward to a show lasting more than two hours bursting with timeless hits, showstopping sets and dazzling costumes.
A cast of talented musicians will take to stages across the country as the Fab Four, wowing audiences with their authentic portrayals of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Let It Be stars Paul Canning and Reuven Gershon (John Lennon); Emanuele Angeletti and Iain Hornal (Paul McCartney); John Brosnan and Paul Mannion (George Harrison); Luke Roberts (Ringo Starr). The band will be joined on stage throughout the tour by Michael Bramwell on keyboards.
Derek Nicol, joint Managing Director of Flying Entertainment, commented: ““We have an extremely talented cast who have performed the show to audiences on New York’s Broadway, in London’s West End, and toured across Europe and Japan. The show’s most recent run was in Liverpool, where they certainly know their stuff when it comes to The Beatles. They truly welcomed Let It Be into their hearts, the response was fantastic and we knew it was time to share the show with the rest of the country through a 26-venue tour spanning seven months.
“The show will have audiences on their feet from the very start. They won’t be able to help themselves thanks to the iconic songbook from the world’s biggest band. We’re also looking forward to entertaining the next generation of Beatles’ fans.”
Now seen by over 1million people worldwide, LET IT BE has established itself as one of the West End’s most popular shows since originally opening at the Prince of Wales Theatre in September 2012, where it recouped its initial investment after just 18 weeks before transferring for a year-long run at the Savoy Theatre from January 2013 through to February 2014. Recently the show completed a further 8-month West End run at the Garrick Theatre.
The Beatles are George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. They released their first single, Love Me Do, on 5th October 1962. They are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over one billion units. The group received 7 Grammy awards, 15 Ivor Novello Awards and an Oscar. They have more multi-platinum albums, more number one singles and more number one albums than any other group. They are the only act to have simultaneously held the top five positions on the US Billboard chart. They are the only group to appear five times in the top 100 best-selling singles in the UK – no other group appears more than twice. Their song Yesterday is the most covered song in history. Their song I Want To Hold Your Hand is the fastest selling single of all time. The Beatles 1 is the fastest selling CD of all time. The group officially split in December 1970.
Let It Be – Opera House, Manchester
Monday 29 February – Saturday 5 March
Mon – Fri eves 7.30pm, Thu mat 2.30pm, Sat 4pm & 8pm