LET IT BE IS COMING TO TOWN IN 2016
Beatlemania is heading to York as the producers of smash hit musical LET IT BE announce a new national tour for 2016.
Audiences will be Twisting and Shouting until their heart’s content when the show arrives at Grand Opera House York for 8 performances from Monday 4th to Saturday 9th April 2016.
The LET IT BE TOUR 2016 will take the show on a Magical Mystery Tour when it plays 21 theatresacross England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
This is LET IT BE’s biggest tour to date, and it is expected that audiences will Come Together with a little help from their friends to dance in the aisles and celebrate music history’s greatest ever worldwide phenomenon.
The show has already wowed London’s West End and New York’s Broadway audiences. And it is currently enjoying a massively successful five-week run in the birthplace of the biggest band in the world, Liverpool, where the show opened to 5-star rave reviews and sell-out performances at Royal Court Theatre Liverpool.
LET IT BE celebrates the music of the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll band in a spectacular 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. They were just boys from Liverpool who went on to change the world.
LET IT BE is packed with over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be. Travel back to the Swinging Sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
The tour announcement comes in the same week as ITV announce a new prime-time two-hour Beatles documentary. The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One will be aired on ITV at 8.00pm on Wednesday 11 November. It will feature all 27 Beatles songs which reached the top of the charts here and in the States – including Let It Be.
The programme will highlight the stories behind the songs and will feature Beatles’ insiders and celebrity fans, including Michael Palin, David Tennant, Twiggy, Jake Bugg, and Liverpool actress Sue Johnston, who was a Cavern Club regular herself.
LET IT BE will take to the road thanks to Annerin Productions and Flying Entertainment.
Producer Jeff Parry from Annerin Productions commented: “We’re incredibly proud to announce LET IT BE’s biggest tour to date. We are extremely excited to bring the show to the Grand Opera House York, and we’re sure that York audiences will be on their feet – dancing, singing and very much being part of the concert.
“It’s more than 50 years since The Beatles released their first single, yet the band still continue to win new generations of fans. The songs still feel fresh and vibrant which is testament to the Fab Four’s music and talent. LET IT BE is helping to keep the story and songs of the band alive and charm new fans. Money can’t buy you love, but it can buy you tickets to the hottest show on tour.”
Seen by over 1 million people worldwide, LET IT BE continues to delight audiences across the globe, having recently performed to audiences in Germany, Japan, Moscow, and France.
LET IT BE has established itself as one of the West End’s most popular shows since originally opening at the Prince of Wales Theatre in September 2012, where it recouped its initial investment after just 18 weeks before transferring for a year-long run at the Savoy Theatre from January 2013 through to February 2014. Before moving to Royal Court Theatre Liverpool, the show completed an 8-month run at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End.
More information can be found on www.LetItBeLive.com
GRAND OPERA HOUSE YORK
4 – 9 April 2016
Ticket prices from £20
Box Office: 0844 871 3024
Online Booking: www.atgtickets.com/york