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Trailer

Aug 27, 2011 |

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About The Show

Aug 27, 2011 |

Backbeat – the adaptation of the 1994 film by Iain Softley on the birth of The Beatles – is heading to the US following acclaimed runs in Toronto and London. The production plays the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles from 16 January 2013.

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 whom he fell in love with, 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.… Read the rest

Reviews

Aug 25, 2011 |

“Heartbreaking, ridiculously funny and closing with a stonking set of rock ‘n’ roll standards, this show has it all.”
- Daily Star, London

“A dynamic blast evoking the Beatles’ raw musical potential.”
- The Independent, London

“Edgy and cool”
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Music

Aug 20, 2011 |

2 Hit Songs from Backbeat

SoundCloudRock ‘n roll to a montage of songs. Sample the cast album.

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Cast & Crew

Aug 1, 2011 |
  • Karl Sydow

    Producer
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  • David Leveaux

    Director
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  • Iain Softley

    Writer
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  • Stephen Jeffreys

    Writer
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  • Christopher Oram

    Designer
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  • Andrew D Edwards

    Designer
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  • Howard Harrison

    Lighting Designer
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  • David Holmes

    Lighting Designer
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  • Ed Clarke

    Sound Designer
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  • Paul Groothuis

    Sound Designer
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  • Timothy Bird and Nina Dunn for Knifedge

    Projection Designers
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  • Paul Stacey

    Musical Supervisor and Original Incidental Music Composer
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  • Nikki Woollaston

    Movement Director
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  • Renny Krupinski

    Fight Director
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  • Jason Lawson

    Associate Director
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  • Julia Horan CDG

    Casting Director
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  • Crosbie Marlowe

    Production Managers
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Tickets

Jun 1, 2011 |

Ahmanson Theater, Los Angeles

16th January 2013 until 24th February 2013
Box office: 213-972-4400

Performance Times

Schedule to be announced. Click here for more details.

Ticket Prices

Group Rates

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