Jukebox shows are all the rage and another one’s coming our way - this time dedicated to The Beatles.
Let It Be follows the fortunes of the fab four from 1962 in Liverpool’s Cavern Club to their break-up in 1969.
The show opened a year ago at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London and transferred to the Savoy Theatre in January, where its run has recently been extended until February next year. A limited run on Broadway in New York took place in the summer.
The national tour, which will bring it to the Sunderland Empire, was announced shortly after the show’s first anniversary in the West End.
It will take the show to two stages where The Beatles themselves entertained in their heyday, Liverpool Empire and the Princess Theatre, Torquay.
The show features more than 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits including I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Hard Day’s Night, Day Tripper, Strawberry Fields and When I’m 64. The show has clearly pleased audiences. The critics were divided.
One called it “a posh tribute gig” while another said “after two glorious hours I left the show feeling as high as a kite”.
See it at Sunderland Empire from March 24-29 next year. Box office: 0844 871 3022.