Let It Be Transferring to the Savoy Theatre
The Beatles Celebration Set to Transfer from the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2013
West End transfers continue to find the spotlight following the news that the hit musical “Rock of Ages” would be heading to the Garrick Theatre following its run at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Now it is the Beatles musical “Let It Be” that is finding a new home as it heads to the Savoy Theatre, where “Cabaret” is currently entertaining audiences with Will Young in a lead role.
The show originally opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre in September and it will continue there until January, with the run at the Savoy Theatre beginning in February.
The show focuses on a famous live performance by The Beatles in the 1960s when they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. It was an early point in their career and is remembered today nearly 50 years since it took place. 2012 is the half-century anniversary of the release of their first single and this is one of the reasons that this production opened in the West End.
So audiences will be able to celebrate many of their well known hits when it lands on the stage, from the likes of “Twist and Shout”, “Yesterday” and “Strawberry Fields” to others like “I Saw Her Standing There”, “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”.
It is one of many Beatles-inspired shows to appear in the West End in recent years, following the production of “Backbeat”, focusing on the triangle between Stuart Sutcliffe, Astrid Kirchher and John Lennon.
So “Let It Be” will replace “Cabaret” at the venue, the show that has seen the likes of Will Young, Michelle Ryan and Sian Phillips appear in the Nazi Germany -set musical, which focuses on the characters inhabiting the Kit Kat Klub, among them the famous Sally Bowles, who performs.
“Let It Be” continues at its current home of the Prince of Wales Theatre until Saturday 19th January 2013 and then runs at the Savoy Theatre from Friday 1st February 2013, with an initial booking period lasting until Saturday 5th October 2013.