Royal Court Theatre: Let It Be

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The West End hit show ‘Let It Be’ has finally arrived at its spiritual home; Liverpool. Over 800,000 people have seen it and loved it so far and it makes me intensely proud as a Scouser to see that the love of Beatles music is still so fervent after all this time.

Let’s make one thing clear, Let It Be is not a play and if you’re not a fan of The Beatles then you won’t like it. It’s a celebration of all their greatest hits and their journey from The Cavern Club all the way through to their drug fuelled madness phase. It’s kind of like going to see a really good Beatles tribute act.

If you’re not a fan, or even a just a ‘kind of’ fan, then you might find several hours of non-stop Beatles music a little difficult to sit through. But if you’re a huge fan and know all the words to all the songs then you’ll have a ball standing up and singing through all the well known numbers.

As I mentioned, it’s not really a play with any discernable story, so instead costume & scene changes are covered by footage from live Beatles concerts and videos from the time period, projected onto TV’s above the stage. There were a round of 60’s TV adverts that got a huge laugh from the audience including one for a James Bond 007 fragrance which had “The licence to kill…. women” apparently! I hope not literally.

The cast are on a rotation so you’re not guaranteed to see the same people every time – some of them genuinely look scarily like the Beatles members… some not so much – either way they all sound great and inject a little of The Beatles’ personalities into believable performances.

A must see for any Beatles fan worth their salt.

Let It Be runs until 14th November at The Royal Court and tickets are available here, including dinner options.

XOXO

Sassy Bird

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