Beatles tribute show Let It Be, currently running at the West End's Savoy Theatre, is embarking on a UK and Ireland tour next year.
The tour, which begins on 28 February 2014, is announced just a few days after the show marked its first birthday in the West End with a celebrity gala performance. The London run has been extended and is now booking until 8 February 2014.
Let It Be will play venues including Manchester, Torquay, Birmingham, Sunderland, Stoke, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Bristol, Southampton, Cardiff, Northampton, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Sheffield and Southend.
At the Liverpool Empire, the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton and the Princess Theatre in Torquay, the cast will play on the very same stages that The Beatles played on their 1963 UK tour. The Beatles played the Liverpool Empire five times in total, in 1963 (three times), 1964 and 1965.
The Let It Be tour will begin on 28 February 2014 at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, with an official opening night on 3 March at the same venue.
Several of the original London cast will tour with the show, with some new faces joining. The full company will be announced soon.
The Let It Be UK Tour is produced by Jamie Hendry Productions and Annerin Productions.