Let It Be
The musical Let It Be promises to be a spectacular theatrical concert jam-packed with over twenty of The Beatles' greatest hits.
"Roll up! Roll up! The Beatles have made it to the West End" The Sunday Times
"John Lennon's claim in 1966 that The Beatles were 'more popular than Jesus' doesn't make it into Let It Be, a very jolly new show in which a band of approximate lookalikes - some of their moptops and moustaches are decidedly dodgy - strum their way through some 20 Beatles numbers. But that's because there's nothing going on here except the songs. No back story, no narrative, nothing new... Of course it's impossible to resist a concert of some of our favourite songs. But by far the best bits of this show are the film footage from the era of Beatlemania." The Mail on Sunday
"A non-stop parade of hits" The Daily Telegraph
"To declare an interest: these are my teens, the soundtrack to turmoil and energy. So I expected this re-creation of the Beatles' live triumphs, in the first 'Grand Theatrical Rights' release of their back-catalogue, to play mainly to the rapidly stiffening Twist and Shout generation. But the stalls were packed with young too: on their feet for Day Tripper, holding hands through Yesterday, yowling through Give Peace a Chance. And giggling, obviously, as the huge retro TV screens flanking the stage showed archive footage of beehived girls screaming, fainting, and carried off by security... Perhaps wisely, they avoid some of the gentler beloved songs such as And I Love Her and All My Loving, sticking mainly to the safer ground of rock anthems, a bit over-amped... Is it theatre, though? Oddly, yes. The very lack of 'story', accompanied by the brilliance of the songbook, creates a mental space." The Times
Let It Be in London at the Prince of Wales Theatre previewed from 14 September 2012, opened on 24 September 2012 and closed on 19 January 2013, transferred to the Savoy Theatre from 1 February 2013, closes 5 October 2013.