A high-energy celebration of the Beatles is on its way to Norwich Theatre Royal as the Let It Be UK tour concludes for 2019. Featuring a huge range of hits from the Fab Four across two Acts, the show has already been seen by more than two million people worldwide.
Act One takes audiences through the early days of the band as they embarked on their musical journey. It features the rise of Beatlemania, their historic appearance at the Royal Variety Performance, and the iconic Sgt Pepper costumes. It also features a host of their best-known songs including “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, “Penny Lane”, “A Day in The Life”, and “Come Together”.
In a newly-created Act Two, the show then fast-forwards to a decade after The Beatles went their separate ways giving a rare glimpse of what would happen if they reformed. The audience is taken to a reunion concert on October 9, 1980, on what would have been John Lennon’s fortieth birthday. In what is billed as the ultimate music event that never was, they play some of the band-members well-known solo material including “(Just Like) Starting Over”, “Band On The Run”, “My Sweet Lord”, “Live and Let Die”, and “Imagine”.
Here’s the trailer:
Let It Be’s arrival in Norwich coincides with a host of special anniversaries for the band. It is 50 years since The Fab Four took those infamous steps across the pedestrian crossing outside EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London which went on to become one of the most famous album covers of all time. It is also 50 years since the band all played together for the last time with a rooftop performance on top of the Apple Corps building in London’s Savile Row.
Fans can find out more with our interview with Emanuele Angeletti, who performs as Paul McCartney.
The show’s producer Jeff Parry said the audience is in for something very special. He said: “The original Let It Be was a hit with Beatles fans all over the world but UK audiences reaction to the new show and the new Act Two reunion concert that never was has been nothing short of phenomenal.
“It may be almost half a century since The Beatles split, but their popularity and their influence just seems to keep growing with their incredible and creative catalogue of music attracting a whole new generation of fans. With so many important anniversaries during 2019, we’re delighted to take this special show to thousands more Beatles fans here in the UK.”
Let It Be will be performed at Norwich Theatre Royal from Monday 17th June to Saturday 22nd June at 7.30pm, with matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesday 19th June and Saturday 22nd June.