Monday, 23 March 2015

Let It Be to relaunch in Liverpool

Written By: Mark Armstrong

Provided By: Royal Court Theatre

Let It Be, the international celebration of the music of The Beatles which has been a West End and Broadway hit, will come home later this year to mark the official re-launch of the multi-million pound refurbishment of the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool.

Let It Be will run for 5 ½ weeks from Thursday October 8 to Saturday November 14.

The opening is also set to coincide with John Lennon’s 75th birthday, which falls on Friday October 9.

This smash hit production established itself as one of the West End’s most popular shows when it originally opened 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–February 2014.

Presented by Annerin Productions, the show has recently returned to the West End for an 8 month run at the Garrick Theatre.

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 showcases 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.

The show is packed with over forty 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 magical sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

The music defined a generation, captured the hearts and ideals of millions, and now you can relive the memories in the city where it all began as Annerin Productions bring Let It Be to Liverpool.

Jeff Parry from Annerin Productions commented: “I could not have dreamed as a nine-year-old living in Canada, having received my first Beatles album, that I would be producing a show about the band in their hometown 51 years later; destiny has some strange coincidences.

“Having been a Beatles fan since a young age, I studied the origins of the Beatles and Liverpool, and I have visited Liverpool many times, most recently when Let It Be played at the Empire Theatre.

“I was overwhelmed with the Liverpudlians show of support and their thanks to me for being part of the creation of the West End show.

“To say the least, Let It Be is helping to keep the music of the Beatles alive throughout the world, and I am honoured to be bringing the show back to Liverpool.”

The show will officially launch the completion of a £2.8m refurbishment of the Royal Court.

This will give audiences the chance to see the new foyer, box office, circle bar and terrace.

There will also be improved access with a lift to all floors.

Kevin Fearon, Chief Executive of Royal Court Liverpool, added: “We announce some eight or so shows each year, but none has been so exciting or as important for the Royal Court as Let It Be.

“This autumn, we will complete Phase 2 of our refurbishment works, and I can't think of a better show to mark this with.

“Our exciting building works have been a key part in attracting Let It Be to play for 5 ½ weeks in Liverpool, the first time this has happened outside of a capital city.

“Let It Be marks a step up for Liverpool's Royal Court, and the future looks very exciting.”

Ticket sales to Group Bookers open on Monday March 23 at 10.00, whilst the public sale opens on Monday March 30 at 10.00.

Let It Be runs in the Royal Court Theatre from Thursday October 8-Saturday November 14.

You can learn more about Let It Be by clicking here.

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