The new Let It Be UK Tour opens next week – so cast took time out of rehearsals to visit the place where it all began, Liverpool. After a successful Autumn 2018 tour, Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles goes back on tour with its updated show for Spring 2019.
The new UK tour opens next Tuesday (23 April) in Portsmouth, before visiting Inverness, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Bath, Bradford and Norwich. Ahead of the new tour, the cast were invited to the birthplace of The Beatles to officially launch a recently unveiled new mural of Abbey Road, to celebrate the 50th anniversary year of the release of the album of the same name. The Let It Be cast are Emanuele Angeletti (Paul McCartney), Richard Jordan (John Lennon), John Brosnan (George Harrison), and Ben Cullingworth (Ringo Starr). They donned their Abbey Road costumes to recreate the iconic album cover pictures.
The public interactive artwork can be found in the city’s quirky Baltic Triangle area, it was specially commissioned by visitor attraction The Beatles Story located at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and created by acclaimed Liverpool artist Paul Curtis. To help celebrate the Abbey Road anniversary year, visitors are encouraged to visit the artwork and recreate the famous crossing scene – then share their images on social media with the hashtag #AbbeyRoad50. After a costume change into their smart Beatles suits, the Let It Be ‘Fab Four’ then embarked on the Long And Winding Road round Liverpool city centre to visit Beatles landmarks – where they caused quite a stir!
The four Day Trippers visited The Beatles statue on the Liverpool Waterfront, part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, before making their way to Mathew Street – the scene of many iconic moments in the band’s history.