Let It Be Review – Edinburgh Playhouse

As thousands of parents prepared to throw on their feather boas and fake smiles to attend the One Direction concert at Murrayfield stadium with their children, others flocked to The Playhouse to see Let It Be and, in doing so, relive their own experiences of being young, wide-eyed and captivated fans.

The live concert production, which has already enjoyed a successful run at The Savoy Theatre in London’s West End, features a range of classic hits from The Beatles including She loves You, Yesterday, Hey Jude and, of course, Let It Be.

The show comes without a storyline and, in doing so, lets the music and gig-like atmosphere speak for itself. It takes the audience on a chronological musical journey through their stratospheric career, from early gigs in The Cavern Club in Liverpool (there was sadly no mention of The Casbah Coffee Club days, though!) through to the height of their fame.

With a talented cast led by former Fame Academy star James Fox as Paul McCartney, they don’t only look like The Beatles – they sound like them, too!

Whilst there are countless performance groups from around the globe currently doing the rounds as Beatles tribute acts, none of them manage to capture the magic of the legendary bands live shows as well as the cast of Let It Be.

Let It Be runs at The Playhouse in Edinburgh until Saturday before heading to Belfast, Dublin, Sheffield and Southend as part of a UK-wide tour. For tickets or more information, click here.