There will be an added note of celebration this Friday when the company of Let it Be perform tracks from The Beatles' first album, Please Please Me, marking the 50th anniversary of the album's release.
Audiences will be entertained with timeless Beatles hits from their debut LP, including I Saw Her Standing There and Twist and Shout. Please Please Me was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in February 1963, and released on 22 March 1963.
LET IT BE showcases the music of the world's most successful rock'n'roll band, in a spectacular theatrical concert charting the band's meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool's Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces. 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.
The show is packed with over forty of The Beatles' greatest 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, Get Back and many more.
The show is compiled of two casts, alternating from night to night. The current company is comprised of: Emanuele Angeletti, John Brosnan, James Fox, Michael Gagliano, Reuven Gershon, Stephen Hill, Phil Martin and Luke Roberts. Each band is joined for several songs by either Ryan Alex Farmery or Michael Bramwell on keyboards.
Musical Supervisor & UK Director - John Maher
Set Designer - Tim McQuillen-Wright
Global Lighting Designer - Stephan Gotschel
UK Lighting Designer - Humphrey McDermott
Sound Designer - Gareth Owen
Video Designer - Duncan McLean
Original Video Designers - Darren McCaulley & Mathieu St-Arnaud
Tickets and more information available from the Let it Be website - www.letitbelondon.com
LET IT BE is produced by Jamie Hendry Productions, Annerin Productions, BB Promotion, Rubin Fogel & Julian Stoneman Associates