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The tribute musical features more than 40 of the Fab Four's hits

Let It Be at London's Savoy Theatre
Let It Be at London's Savoy Theatre

Let It Be

Savoy Theatre, London

When I find myself in times of trouble, a little help from my friends goes a long way.

Although The Beatles haven't played as a band since 1970, their music continues to bring generations of music lovers together.

Let It Be is a musical featuring over 40 of the Fab Four's hits - and dare I say, some are done better than the pinnacle of tribute acts, The Bootleg Beatles.

For all the thrill of listening to classics such as Help! I Want to Hold Your Hand and A Hard Day's Night, there are lesser played tracks such as When I'm 64 and Drive My Car.

Unlike the Spice Girls, a story isn't needed here - the music does all the talking.

Accompanying the music is a selection of different stages throughout The Beatles' career - such as the Cavern Club, Shea Stadium and the final roof top gig of 1970.

During each different era, the suits, hair and guitars change with it, providing an authentic feeling.

We even get a full-blow Sgt Pepper's show with songs such as Strawberry Fields Forever and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Although some of the mannerisms of John Lennon might be overplayed - and Emanuele Angeletti's Paul McCartney is right handed rather than left - to look down from the balcony of the Savoy Theatre at these four men, you could well believe you were watching the real thing.

This is even more so when the live performances are mixed with archival footage of the crowds from their live shows.

Above the stage and to the sides there are 1960s televisions which show how it would have looked screened at the time, adding even more to the feeling that you've journeyed back in time.

If you're looking for the story of The Beatles, this isn't the show for you. But if you want to hear a decade's worth of some of the best music ever written crammed into just over two hours, it's well worth it.

The show is at the Savoy Theatre until October 5. Tickets priced between £20 and £60. Visit www.letitbelondon.com or call 0844 8717687

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