Review: Let It Be, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham

Beatlemania arrived in Birmingham last night when West End musical Let It Be came to the New Alexandra Theatre.

Review: Let It Be, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham

Let It Be

This performance is not another Mamma Mia. It is not a bio-drama about the Fab Four's rise to fame and their subsequent break up.

The evening is more of a tribute concert. It offers up a non-stop hit parade, performing tracks in more or less chronological order - from the early days in the Cavern Club to their final album, Abbey Road.

There are, of course, several costume changes. These are accommodated by newsreel footage from when their fame was at its peak. The show also featured 'trippy' graphics suited to the bands swinging sixties reign.

The resemblance to the original songs was almost spooky, with performers managing to duplicate the mannerisms of the Liverpudlians to a tee.

Don't be fooled - Let It Be is not a musical - bar minimal chat between songs the evening is essentially just creating that Beatles magic.

For those who love The Beatles, this show is the closest you'll bet to seeing the Fab Four.

It runs until March 22.

By Beth Motherwell
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