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Show: Backbeat
Genre: Musical
Summary: are no longer available at the Duke of York’s Theatre. The show has either closed, moved theatre or gone on tour. Check our booking system for alternatives, otherwise visit our Duke of York’s Theatre page to find out what is now on there.
Theatre: Duke of York’s Theatre


5 stars – Financial Times The Beatles are back in town. Backbeat is a back-story to cherish 4 stars – Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard) A striking, absorbing play with music. Imaginative, thrilling and startling 4 stars – Sam Marlowe (Time Out)

Book now for your last chance to see Backbeat at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre. Backbeat is the story of how The Beatles ‘became’ The Beatles – when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe embarked on their journey from the famous docks of Liverpool to search for success in the seedy red light district of Hamburg. The compelling triangular relationship between the band’s original bassist Stuart Sutcliffe, the striking German photographer Astrid Kirchherr with whom he fell in love, and his best friend John Lennon, became an intrinsic part of The Beatles’ story – and put them on an unstoppable trajectory onto the world stage. Directed by the award-winning David Leveaux, Backbeat features all-time rock ‘n’ roll classics including Love Me Do, PS I Love You, Twist & Shout, I Saw Her Standing There, Rock ‘N’ Roll Music, Long Tall Sally, Please Mr Postman and Money – live on stage as performed by ‘The Beatles’.

Opened: 24/09/2011

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Performance Times: NOW CLOSED

Theatre Address:

St Martin’s Lane