This show is the best thing to come out of the West End for months. Definatly not enough credit given to the amazing cast who add tremendous emotion to each song. I most certainly would buy the soundtrack if it were available but sadly it's nowhere to be seen! I adore this show. It's untradional and FANTASTIC. Don't go expecting classic Beatles go expecting brilliance and originality. - USER: Whatsonstage.com
05 Aug 01
much better than I expected it to be. Okay I had a freebie ticket but I would have paid to see it. A distracting way to spend an evening - not Chekhov or even Sondheim but doesn't pretend to be. - USER: Whatsonstage.com
25 Jul 01
This was absolutely brilliant!! An excellent night out, Beatle fans - you are given another side to the songs we assumed we knew so well, and for the newcomers to their music - you get a fresh and creative overview to the thoughts and feelings behind the songs.... In response to some criticism that it rarely makes you think of The Beatles - If you want to think of The Beatles and hear them singing their songs, then put on "Rubber Soul" !!! The staging is modern, the opening of act two is a great act of imagination, and the voices - well they make the show ....The opening with Peter Eldridge singing "In My Life", their rendition of "Hey Jude", "I'm So Tired" and the stunning medley of songs between the three troubled couples are definite highlights of this new West End show. - USER: Whatsonstage.com
22 Jun 01
This is one of the most energetic and imaginative performances ever to have hit the West End. It never claims to have a "storyline", and I think that is what makes this 100% pure bliss! The cast are a fabulous blend of talented dancers and singers, and they bring life to new interpretations of classic melodies. The lighting is a marvel and it's smoothness is impeccable. Three cheers for the cast and crew! - USER: Whatsonstage.com
20 Jun 01
I loved it, the talent dripping off that stage is outstanding and I think the concept is brilliant. I am a Beatles fan and was not sure if I would like to hear their music given a new treatment - but it just makes you realise what excellent songwriters they were. If you want a musical with a script like a bad ITV sitcom, then go and see Mamma Mia. If you want to be entertained and have to use your imagination a little bit - go see this! - USER: Whatsonstage.com
06 Jun 01
I think that the best part of this show is the amazing cast- the voices are fantastic, the dancing's stunning... wow!
There's nothing heavy here, no great tensions and drama, but it's a fun evening out, everyone knows the songs, but they're presented freshly, which some people will love, some hate...
It's a fun show, but don't expect an earth-moving experience!
(yes, the chair's onstage way too long!) - USER: Whatsonstage.com
03 Jun 01
I went to the play not knowing anything about it - and was thrilled. I read the programme beforehand which explained that the play was not a story of the Beatles, but a journey from the innocence of the Beatles, through their experiences of love, drugs and relationships, through to their acceptance of life and slight cynicism of it. I am a great fan of Beatles music, and i think the way they changed their songs was fantastic, they were put in context, to show the concept behind the songs. The 12 people on stage are some of the most talented people i've seen - and i would recomend this to any Beatles fan. As long as you don't go expecting the ordinary and accept the performance for what it is - beatles songs in context with brilliant music and dancing - then you'll have an amazing time. - USER: Whatsonstage.com
01 Jun 01
Unlike ABBA's Mamma Mia!, this one clearly has no storyline. The staging was truly awful (and awkward). Expect nothing but some emerging talents who bell out the Beattles' greatest hits.
Arthur Yang (of Los Angeles) - USER: Whatsonstage.com
30 May 01
There is no noticeable sory line but the songs were sung very well and there were a lot of them. Some interesting scenery but the chair stays on stage too long.
I think they should have called the show Hey Jude as thid is the best song in the show and should have been used for the finale.
If you like Beatles music, see the show but don't expect a story.
Denis Jones - USER: Whatsonstage.com
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