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|All You Need is Pop Nostalgia
- The Queen's theatre programmes Beatles tribute
THE BEATLES are the latest band to inspire a pop musical. Hoping to follow in the footsteps of blockbusting ABBA tribute Mamma Mia! at the Prince Edward theatre, the Queen's Theatre has programmed All You Need Is Love for May.
The show's lively choreography and upbeat 60s sounds are in contrast to the Queen's theatre's current production of Medea, which plays out a wronged wife's fantasy to kill her children. All You Need Is Love has more in common with the Arts' Theatre's production of Closer To Heaven, a nightclub show written by The Pet Shop Boys also due to open in May.
To the tune of hits like Yesterday and Get By With A Little Help From My Friends, All You Need Is Love uses the music of John Lennon and Paul McCartney to dramatise a couple's recollections of a time when all their troubles seemed far away. With ticket sales down in the West End, this feel good musical imagines a brighter future for London's theatres.