Photo Flash: Cast of West End's LET IT BE Recreates 'Abbey Road' Album Cover
The show has established itself as one of the West End's most popular shows since it premiered in September 2012.
LET IT BE showcases the music of the world's most successful rock'n'roll band, in a spectacular theatrical concert charting the band's meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool's Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces. It is the first time that the Grand Theatrical Rights to The Beatles' back catalogue have been granted by Sony/ATV for a West End production.
The show is packed with forty of The Beatles' greatest hits including: I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Hard Day's Night, Day Tripper, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Strawberry Fields, When I'm 64, Get Back and many more.
The company of Let it Be was put together by producers following an international talent search, including open auditions at the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. Hopeful musicians from all over the UK, and beyond, were auditioned, with only the very best being invited to join the company.
The cast announced their arrival in the West End by playing an impromptu gig including hits Twist and Shout, Hard Day's Night and, of course, Let it Be, to an invited audience at the Vista rooftop bar at The Trafalgar Hotel, against London's iconic skyline.
There are two casts performing in the show, alternating from night to night. 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.
Creative team: Musical Supervisor & UK Director - John Maher; Set Designer - Tim McQuillen-Wright; Global Lighting Designer - Stephan Gotschel; UK Lighting Designer - Humphrey McDermott; Sound Designer - Gareth Owen; and Video Designers - Darren McCaulley, Mathieu St-Arnaud & Duncan McLean.Let it Be website: www.letitbelondon.com.
To mark the transfer of hit West End Beatles show Let it Be to the Savoy Theatre, London, the cast put their own twist on the famous Abbey Road album cover.