(OPENPRESS) December 1, 2011 -- The stage show adaptation of Iain Softley's 1994 movie, which opened in London in October this year, had been booking until 24th March 2012.
Following its west end run, the producers hope to transfer the show over the pond to Canada to open in the summer of 2012.
Speaking about Backbeat, the producer Karl Sydow said: "I am enormously proud to have brought Backbeat to London and look forward to working with David Mirvish to take this great production to Canada next year."
Backbeat The Musical follows the fortunes of the world's most famous rock n roll band as they leave their native Liverpool behind to play cover versions of rock songs on the Reeperbahn. As night after night, they play tracks including singalong classics like Mr Postman and Twist And Shout, Backbeat explores the love triangle between best friends John Lennon, the original bassist Stuart Sutcliffe and German photographer Astrid Kirchherr. The Beatles became a global phenomenon who sold hundreds of millions of records accross the globe but the classic and unforgetable songs that eventually came from John, Paul, George and Ringo were inspired from a new world of the experience of young life that the original members of the band received in Germany.
The suprising news of Backbeat The Musical's early west end closure swiftly follows the announcement that star of TV comedy show Scrubs, Zack Braff will make his West End theatre debut in his own play, All New People, which will begin a London run at the Duke of York's theatre on 22nd February 2012.
Theatre tickets to Backbeat The Musical and all productions of the Duke Of York's Theatre in London are available to book securely online. Discount ticket offers for Backbeat The Musical are also available on selected performances of the show when you book online through reputable retail agents.