Preview: Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles, Edinburgh Playhouse

In just two weeks, fans of The Beatles will see the new Let It Be show when it comes to Edinburgh for one week only.

The updated version of Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles was premiered in Cardiff last month, with audiences across the UK and Ireland seeing the brand new second part of the show for the very first time.

Let It Be comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse from Monday 8 October to Saturday 13 October 2018, which includes matinee performances on the Wednesday and Saturday.

The smash hit West End show is back with a brand new show. The theatrical concert still includes the Fab Four’s incredible back catalogue of iconic songs. But the new, updated show also highlights some of John, Paul, George and Ringo’s solo material.

Act One takes audiences through the early days of the band as they embarked on their musical journey and onwards to the heights of Beatlemania. The historic Royal Variety Performance, Shea Stadium and those iconic Sergeant Pepper costumes all feature.

In a twist from the original Let It Be show, Act Two is set a decade after The Beatles went their separate ways. It gives fans a rare glimpse of how the Fab Four could have Come Together once again to perform.

The concert date is 9 October 1980, John Lennon’s 40th Birthday – and it’s the ultimate concert that never was. The band reunite for one night only, just imagine.

The band’s solo material featured includes Starting Over, Band On The Run, Black Bird, Got My Mind Set On You, My Sweet Lord, Live and Let Die, and Imagine.

A cast of talented musicians play the Fab Four. The performers have already toured the show to entertain on some of the biggest stages in the world including Broadway with their effortless and indistinguishable portrayal as John, Paul, George and Ringo.

The Let It Be cast are Michael Gagliano from Woking (John Lennon); Emanuele Angeletti from Italy (Paul McCartney); Irish/Australian John Brosnan (George Harrison); and Ben Cullingworth, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire (Ringo Starr). The band will be joined on stage throughout the tour by musical director Michael Bramwell on keyboards.

Following the UK and Ireland Tour, the show heads to Europe and overseas, with the international tour taking in countries including Germany and North America. It is also hoped that the show will return to a London theatre in late 2018 or early 2019.

The show is also different that it allows audiences to capture the show by taking photographs and video throughout the show, encouraging them to snap and share on social media, using the hashtag #LetItBeLive – extremely unique for a stage production.

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