Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles is returning to the stage in 2019 with a stop off at Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre from Monday, May 13 to Saturday, May 18.
The acclaimed theatrical concert is a celebration of the iconic music of The Beatles and has already been seen by more than two million people worldwide, including a run in the West End and two UK tours.
Beatles fans are invited to join John, Paul, George and Ringo for an unforgettable night of live music. The cast will be announced shortly.
Act One takes audiences through the early days of the band as they embarked on their musical journey and onwards to the heights of global Beatlemania. The historic Royal Variety Performance, Shea Stadium and those iconic Sergeant Pepper costumes all feature. The first half of the evening features many of their most famous songs including I Want to Hold Your Hand, Day Tripper, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Penny Lane, A Day In The Life, Come Together, Get Back, and The End.
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 – and is not to be missed.
Audiences are taken on a memorable and unique step back in time to the reunion concert taking place on 9 October 1980 – it is John Lennon’s 40th Birthday. This is 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.
The new tour coincides with a number of iconic anniversaries in the history of the most successful band of all time, The Beatles – who started out as just four young lads from Liverpool.
This year marks 50 years since The Beatles 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.
Sadly, it also marks the 50th anniversaries of the group playing together for the final time with a rooftop performance on top of the Apple Corps building in London’s Savile Row. They also finished recording Abbey Road – and this year also marks half a century since the album was released.
Aberdeen Performing Arts Director of Programming and Creative Projects, Ben Torrie, said ““This show is an excellent celebration of the story and music behind one of music’s greatest ever bands. It is an absolute must-see for any Beatles fan, and we are delighted to be bringing it to His Majesty’s Theatre.”
Let It Be producer Jeff Parry 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. And with so many important anniversaries during 2019, we’re delighted to take this special show to thousands more Beatles fans here in the UK.”
Tickets will go on sale to APA Friends on Thursday 24 January and General Sale on Tuesday 29 January, and are available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, phone (01224) 641122, or in person at the box office at His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall, or The Lemon Tree.