It is fifty years since THE BEATLES released their first single 'Love Me Do' in October 1962. To celebrate, London's Prince of Wales Theatre will welcome LET IT BE, a new West End production featuring more than twenty of The Beatles' greatest hits for a limited season from September 2012. It is the first time that the Grand Theatrical Rights to The Beatles' back catalogue have been granted by Sony/ATV for a West End production.
Audiences will have the chance to relive The Beatles' live performances of their early hits including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and All My Lovin', as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Come Together, Hey Jude and, of course, Let It Be.
LET IT BE is a media rich theatrical concert created by RAIN, which showcases the works of the world's most successful rock'n'roll band, using 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.
LET IT BE is packed with classic Beatles' hits including: I Wanna Hold Your Hand, 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.
Let It Be will run for a limited season from 14th September 2012 until Saturday 19th January 2013 with a press night on 24th September 2012 at 7pm.
THE BEATLES are George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. They released their first single, Love Me Do, on 5th October 1962. They are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over one billion units. The group received 7 Grammy awards, 15 Ivor Novello Awards and an Oscar. They have more multi-platinum albums, more number one singles and more number one albums than any other group. They are the only act to have simultaneously held the top five positions on the US Billboard chart. They are the only group to appear five times in the top 100 best-selling singles in the UK – no other group appears more than twice. Their song Yesterday is the most covered song in history. Their song I Want To Hold Your Hand is the fastest selling single of all time. The Beatles 1 is the fastest selling CD of all time. The group officially split in December 1970.
In November 1963, The Beatles performed on the Royal Variety Performance in front of Her Majesty the Queen at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Their performance can be viewed here: The Beatles - The Royal Variety Performance 1963
Jamie Hendry Productions' recent productions include the multi Olivier Award-winning Legally Blonde the Musical, Birdsong and the Olivier Award-winning La Cage aux Folles. They are currently developing a new musical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, with book by Julian Fellowes and music & lyrics by George Stiles & Anthony Drewe.
Annerin Productions is a division of Jeff Parry Promotions who's recent productions include RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway, The Pink Floyd Experience and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience.
Rain Productions is Mark Lewis, Joey Curatolo, Joe Bithorn and Ralf Castelli who originated Rain in the early 80s as a touring show and developed their production for the theatrical market taking it to Broadway in 2010/11.