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Beatles show Let it Be transfers to Savoy Theatre in Feb

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Beatles concert show Let it Be will transfer to the West End's Savoy Theatre following its current run at the Prince of Wales.

The show, which is billed as a "spectacular theatrical concert", will open at the Savoy on 1 February 2013 and is booking until 5 October.

Its run at the Prince of Wales - scene of the Beatles' iconic "rattle your jewelry" Royal Variety Show appearance in 1963 - continues until 19 January.

Producer Jamie Hendry said: "Night after night audiences leap to their feet, demonstrating that the music of The Beatles is as popular now as it ever has been. I am delighted that Let it Be has been so positively received, both critically and commercially, and the transfer to the Savoy Theatre will allow this fantastic music to continue being showcased in the West End."

The show, which opened in September, marks the first time that the grand theatrical rights to The Beatles’ back catalogue have been granted by Sony/ATV for a West End production.

Its arrival in London was announced with a special rooftop gig by the cast at the Trafalgar Hotel in August (picture below). Cast member Stephen Hill, who plays George, told Whatsonstage.com: "It's a huge responsibility bringing it to the West End... There's The Bible, and there's The Beatles. It's got to be done right."

Let it Be is packed with over twenty of the band's greatest hits, recreating their meteoric rise from their humble beginnings through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces.

Directed by Joey Curatolo, the current company is comprised of: Emanuele Angeletti, John Brosnan, Gordon Elsmore, James Fox, Michael Gagliano, Reuven Gershon, Stephen Hill and Phil Martin. Each band is joined for several songs by either Ryan Alex Farmery or Michael Bramwell on keyboards.


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