Let It Be opened at The Royal Court on 8th October for a special five week run, bringing the music of The Beatles back to Liverpool for a homecoming to remember. The hit West End show takes you on a journey through The Beatles biggest hits in this juke box-style musical.
The musicality of the show is brilliant and is brought to life by it’s impressive set design. Vintage video footage guides us through the years of the band’s rise to fame and introduces the next set of songs. The show starts with the bands early joyous, carefree hits including ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ and ‘She Loves You’ and on through to their triumphs in the USA, with songs like ‘Drive My Car’ and ‘Twist & Shout’. The Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band set is a colourful and psychedelic trip down memory lane with ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ a particular highlight.
Act II brings more highlights including the ‘Unplugged section’ which features the likes of ‘Norwegian Wood’ and the brilliantly performed ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. The show continues with other favourites including ‘Come Together’ and ‘Revolution’. The two hour strong show ends on a high with the obvious choices of ‘Let It Be’ & ‘Hey Jude’ saved until last. By this point the entire audience is up on their feet and singing along.
Be warned, if you are looking for the story of The Beatles as a band, how they grew together and ultimately grew apart, then this show will not satisfy those needs. If you are looking for a lively show with back to back hits then Let It Be provides this in abundance.