On the bright side, at least Ben Elton had nothing to do with it

The Beatles are the latest artists to see their legacy transformed into a musical theatre extravaganza, but fortunately, rather than it be based round some convaluted plot where some poor sap vanquishes demons or deals with issues to keep the music alive, man, they’ve gone for something a little different, courtesy of Cirque du Soleil:

>Born from a personal friendship and mutual admiration between the late George Harrison and Cirque founder Guy Laliberté, LOVE brings the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion behind the most beloved rock group of all time to create a vivid, intimate and powerful entertainment experience.

>LOVE evokes the exuberant and irreverent spirit of The Beatles, as interpreted through the youthful, urban energy of a cast of 60 international artists. Using the master tapes at Abbey Road studios, Sir George Martin and Giles Martin have created a unique soundscape of The Beatles music for LOVE. The custom-built theatre at The Mirage features 360° seating, panoramic video projections and surround sound which will envelop the audience, who will experience The Beatles music like never before…

Sounds fantastic! Sadly, it’s only on in Las Vegas. Of course, if anyone’s willing to fly me over there, I’ll gladly do a review!