Preview: Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse

There might be countless shows that pay tribute to The Beatles currently doing the rounds of UK theatres, but one that’s definitely not to be missed is Let It Be.

At the Edinburgh Playhouse this week, the show celebrates the iconic band’s meteoric rise to the top right from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club in 1962 to the height of Beatlemania, through to their eventual demise in 1970.

Since opening on London’s West End in 2012, the show has been seen by more than two million people worldwide and features over 40 live renditions of The Beatles’ beloved hits including She Loves You, Drive My Car, Hey Jude, I Saw Her Standing There, The Long and Winding Road and Come Together. It stars Paul Canning as John Lennon, Emanuele Angeletti as Paul McCartney, John Brosnan as George Harrison and Luke Roberts as Ringo Starr, with Michael Bramwell joining the cast on keyboards.

Derek Nicol, Managing Director of Flying Entertainment, explained: “We have an extremely talented cast who have performed the show to audiences on New York’s Broadway, in London’s West End, and toured across Europe and Japan.

“The show will have audiences on their feet from the very start. They won’t be able to help themselves thanks to the iconic songbook from the world’s biggest band. We’re also looking forward to entertaining the next generation of Beatles’ fans.”

Let It Be made its debut at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2012 before transferring to the Savoy Theatre and embarking on an extensive tour of the UK, during which it was performed in both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, Edinburgh, Monday 18 April – Saturday 23 April 2016, 7.30pm (Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances at 2.30pm), from £20.90, 0844 871 3014.

 Words: Amy Anderson