Cast Sought for Let It Be at the Prince of Wales Theatre
Auditions to be Held in Search of the Actors Portraying the Four Beatles Onstage at the Prince of Wales Theatre
It had previously been announced that a musical production entitled “Let It Be” would be appearing at the Prince of Wales Theatre in September, following the transfer of the venue’s current production “Mamma Mia!” But at the time there was no news of the performers set to portray the famous musicians that made up The Beatles – Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
It has now been announced that open auditions will be held in Liverpool in May to find the new stars, with the Cavern Club opened up so that hopefuls can perform. There are of course certain specifications to his s- they must be able to perform songs by The Beatles alongside other musicians, for starters, and it can’t hurt to resemble one of them as well. The auditions will also move to London as well later in the month so that the talent pool is widened.
The focus of “Let It Be” is on the live performances of The Beatles and this is why it begins with their world-famous performance on the Ed Sullivan show at the beginning of their career. As such his journey through the work of the world’s most famous rock band allows those with theatre tickets the opportunity to witness live renditions of some well known songs. There’s “Yesterday” and “I Saw Her Standing There” alongside “Twist and Shout” and “I Wanna Hold Her Hand”. Then there are later hits such as “A Day in the Life” and “Strawberry Fields”, among others. As such it is something that Beatles fans in the capital will be clamouring to see.
The production lands following another Beatles musical that recently appeared at the Duke of York’s Theatre entitled “Backbeat”, which focuses on the triangle between John Lennon, the original bassist Stuart Sutcliffe and the latter’s girlfriend Astrid Kirchher. It will also make headlines as it will shift one of the capital’s most famous shows – “Mamma Mia!” – to a new location.
Auditions are held in Liverpool on 1st May 2012 and the Gielgud Theatre in London on 8th May 2012. Then “Let It Be” will run at the Prince of Wales theatre from Monday 24th September 2012 (with previews beginning on Friday 14th September 2012) to Saturday 19th January 2013.