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Let it Be – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Cast of Let It Be Tour 2016

Creative Supervisor: Keith Strachan Sound Designer: Mike Whyte Musical Director: John Maher Reviewer: Karen Bussell Tracking the changing sounds and fashions from The Cavern through hallucinogenic halcyon days to Abbey Road, Let It Be encapsulates – for a couple of hours at least – what itmight have been like to have been there at the rise of Liverpool’sfavourite sons. If ...

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Shout! The Mod Musical – Royal Court, Liverpool

The Cast of Shout and The Royal Court, Liverpool

Book: Phillip George &David Lowenstein Director: Francesca Goodridge Reviewer: Charlie Senate The swinging sixties: the decade that saw the fanatical rise of Beatledom and the blossom of women’s sexual liberation. And, incidentally, not a bad decade for music, either. Shout! The Mod Musical follows the lives of five swinging gals – known primarily by their primaries, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, ...

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Let It Be – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Cast of Let It Be Tour 2016

Musical Director: John Maher Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Billed as “A celebration of the music of The Beatles”, Let It Be is packed with the hits of the Fab Four but struggles to live up to their incredibly high standard. The curtain rises to reveal a virtual Cavern Club projected on the vast Playhouse stage, complete with the four Liverpool lads ...

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Military WAGS Choir: Strawberries and Song – Town Hall, Richmond

Musical Director: Carol Gedye Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes It is five years since the Military WAGS Choir was formed in Catterick Garrison, just as 19 Brigade was about to embark on a six month tour to Afghanistan at the height of the war. Due to the transient nature of the forces, very few original members remain who have been involved from ...

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Beatlemania – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Reviewer – Louise Sharp It’s been fifty years since the Beatles released their debut album Please Please me, before going on to dominate the charts throughout the world and became the greatest, most successful act in the history of popular music. A superb performance at the Whitley Bay Playhouse took the audience on a tour of hits throughout the years, ...

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RAF in Concert – Royal Hall, Harrogate

Conductor: Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs Main vocalist: Flight Lieutenant Matthew Little Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The Royal Air Force Music Services boasts several bands and orchestras. A concert tour featuring a repertoire of old and new music of differing genres, is being held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first display season of the world famous Red Arrows. There is ...

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Let It Be – Mayflower, Southampton

Director: John Maher Reviewer:Naomi Stevens Let it Beat the Mayflower Southampton highlights that nearly 50 years after the demise of The Beatles their music is still as popular today as it ever was. This production takes the audience on a Magical Mystery Tour through the era of the Fab Four, and although this show has more of a concert feel ...

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NEWS: Andrew Lancel to reprise Epstein rôle in London

Ex Coronation Street actor Andrew Lancel and Will Finlason will reprise rôles in Andrew Sherlock’s hit play Epstein: The Man Who Made the Beatles following a critically acclaimed run at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool last year when it transfers to London’s Leicester Square Theatre next summer. (read our review of it here) Andrew Lancel said: “As a huge Beatles ...

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