Let It Be Returning to the Garrick Theatre
The Beatles Musical Makes its Latest Appearance in the West End from February 2015
It seems as though 2015 will be providing London theatre audiences with the opportunity of revisiting the works of The Beatles once again as it has been announced that Let It Be is returning to the Garrick Theatre. The production previously appeared at the venue in 2014, having also played at the Prince of Wales and Savoy, and has proven popular with theatregoers looking for a high profile jukebox musical.
Perhaps having more in common with the likes of Jersey Boys and Thriller Live than the likes of Mamma Mia! – it focuses on the actual shows of The Beatles as its basis – Let It Be is a performance that chronicles the rise of the famous Liverpudlian foursome form their first performances in Liverpool right up to the iconic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and subsequent gigs across the United States.
Those with theatre tickets enjoy musical numbers that include Please Please Me, Yesterday, Twist And Shout, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, Here Comes The Sun, Back In The USSR and Hey Jude, among others.
The show is described as a multimedia event that celebrates the work of the biggest band that ever existed. Despite going their separate ways over forty years ago, The Beatles remain enormously popular even today, with all of their releases taking on an iconic status in popular culture.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr released numerous albums in the 1960s, from The Beatles (also known as The White Album) to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. As such it is no wonder that this musical managed to attract fans on both sides of the Atlantic (a Broadway version appeared in 2013).
The Garrick Theatre is currently the home of The Scottsboro Boys until February, another musical that has many fans. The show is a Kander and Ebb musical that tells the real story of the unfairly-tried Scottsboro Boys, African Americans who were accused of rape in 1930s Alabama.
Let It Be runs at the West End venue from Saturday 28th February 2015 to Sunday 27th September 2015.