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LET IT BE to Bring the Beatles to The Marlowe Theatre This June

The biggest tour of LET IT BE, the show that celebrates the music of The Beatles, comes to The Marlowe Theatre next month (June).

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. Canterbury audiences will enjoy more than 40 of their greatest hits. These include Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, LET IT BE.

A cast of talented musicians will take to stage as the Fab Four: John, Paul, George and Ringo. They are Paul Canning and Reuven Gershon (John Lennon); Emanuele Angeletti and Iain Hornal (Paul McCartney); John Brosnan and Paul Mannion (George Harrison); Luke Roberts (Ringo Starr). The band will be joined on stage throughout the tour by Michael Bramwell on keyboards.

The show has already wowed London's West End and New York's Broadway audiences. It recently completed a five-week run in the birthplace of the biggest band in the world, Liverpool, where it enjoyed 5-star rave reviews and sell-out performances at Royal Court Theatre.

LET IT BE has established itself as one of the West End's most popular shows since originally opening at the Prince of Wales Theatre in September 2012, where it recouped its initial investment after just 18 weeks before transferring for a year-long run at the Savoy Theatre from January 2013 through to February 2014. Before moving to Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, the show completed an eight-month run at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End.

Now seen by more than one million people worldwide, Let It Be continues to delight audiences across the globe, having recently performed to audiences in Germany, Japan, Moscow, and France.

The start of the current tour coincided with the 53rd anniversary of The Beatles' second single, Please Please Me - which was released on 11 January 1963. More than half a century later, The Beatles have never been so popular with a real resurgence in the band's popularity and new fans discovering their music. LET IT BE attracts theatregoers and fans of live music, alongside the most dedicated Beatles' enthusiasts.

LET IT BE is at The Marlowe Theatre at 7.30pm and 2.30pm (Thursday and Saturday) from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 June. Tickets, priced from £18 to £37 (concessions available; booking fee applies), are from the Box Office on 01227 787787, or marlowetheatre.com.

ABOUT THE BEATLES:

The Beatles are George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. They released their first single, Love Me Do, on 5 October 1962. They are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of more than one billion units. The group received seven Grammy awards, 15 Ivor Novello Awards and an Oscar. They have more multi-platinum albums, more number one singles and more number one albums than any other group. They are the only act to have simultaneously held the top five positions on the US Billboard chart. They are the only group to appear five times in the top 100 best-selling singles in the UK - no other group appears more than twice. Their song Yesterday is the most covered song in history. Their song I Want To Hold Your Hand is the fastest selling single of all time. The Beatles 1 is the fastest selling CD of all time. The group officially split in December 1970.

THE CAST:

Paul Canning (John Lennon) has toured Let It Be all over the world, including the European Tour 2014; Japan Tour (2014 and 2015), Monaco and the five-week run in Liverpool (Autumn 2015). Paul, 37, is married with two children. Born in Wolverhampton, brought up in Brentwood, Essex, and is now based in Banbury, Oxfordshire.mFavourite Beatles song: In My Life

John Lennon has been a big part of Reuven Gershon's life, having played the Beatles' front man in various shows, bands, programmes and films since 2009. He has been with LET IT BE since 2012 and has tours the show all over the world including Japan, America and Canada. He is originally from Birmingham. A highlight was playing Imagine to the Liverpool audience on John Lennon's 75th Birthday on 9 October 2015. Favourite Beatles song: Impossible to answer!

Emanuele "Manny" Angeletti (Paul McCartney) was part of the original cast to open LET IT BE in London's West End in 2012. The 40-year-old is from Italy and is still based there between work commitments. He has played Paul McCartney in various productions for 15 years. Favourite Beatles song: The Long and Winding Road.

Iain Hornal (Paul McCartney) has previously appeared in LET IT BE when it toured Japan in 2013. The 35-year-old is originally from Reading, and is now based in London. Favourite Beatles song: Penny Lane.

John Brosnan (George Harrison) is part of the original cast who opened Let It Be in the West End (2012) and on New York's Broadway (2013), which he classes as real highlights. The Irish/Australian is especially looking forward to performing in Ireland. Favourite Beatles song: Across The Universe.

Paul Mannion (George Harrison) has been part of the LET IT BE cast for three years and has played both West End runs, as well as shows round Europe including Amsterdam, Germany and Vienna. A highlight was playing George in his home town of Liverpool during the Autumn of 2015. Favourite Beatles song: Here Comes The Sun.

Luke Roberts (Ringo Starr) is part of the original West End and Broadway cast. He was also part of the LET IT BE lline-up who played to 70,000 people at the BBC Proms In The Park at Hyde Park in 2012. Originally from Birmingham, Luke then moved to Leamington Spa. He is now based in London. Favourite Beatles song: Come Together.

Michael Bramwell (keyboards) studied piano at the London College of Music and has performed, recorded and toured internationally as a pianist and keyboard player. He was Associate Musical Director for We Will Rock You in Germany, and also regularly performed in the London production. He has been part of the Let It Be cast since the show opened in 2012. Favourite Beatles song: Something.


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