It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
The Beatles tribute musical Let It Be, a theatrical concert which showcases the works of the world’s most successful rock’n’roll band, has confirmed that it will return to the West End this Summer for its third West End run, beginning performances on 09 Jul 2014, with an official opening on 10 Jul and continuing its limited engagement through to 21 Sep 2014. The production, which is currently on its first UK & Ireland Tour, will run at the Garrick Theatre.
One of the show's producers, Jamie Hendry, said: “I am delighted that Nimax Theatres have worked with us to bring Let It Be back to the West End for its third season. It continues to delight audiences night after night on UK Tour and around the world proving the huge popularity of the music of The Beatles. I am thrilled to bring the show back to London on the 50th Anniversary of the premiere of A Hard Day’s Night.”
Let It Be originally opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 24 Sep 2012, following previews from 14 Sep, to mostly good notices from the popular press. It transferred to the Savoy Theatre on 01 Feb 2013, where it closed 08 Feb 2014. The show has now been seen by over 700,000 people worldwide, including audiences in London, New York, Germany, Japan, and Moscow.
The show uses video footage to tell the story of the band’s meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces.
Featuring more than twenty of The Beatles’ greatest hits, including 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand', 'A Hard Day’s Night', 'Day Tripper', 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band', 'Strawberry Fields', 'When I’m 64', 'Hello Goodbye', 'Get Back' and many more, all performed by hand-picked master musicians.
Full casting will be announced shortly.
Let It Be is produced by Jamie Hendry Productions and Annerin Productions.