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The Vintage Guide To London | December 18, 2017

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Win a pair of tickets to Backbeat

Backbeat – the adaptation of the 1994 film by Iain Softley on the birth of The Beatles – is rock ‘n’ rolling its way to London’s Duke of York Theatre for its West End premiere.

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.

Directed by the award-winning David Leveaux, Backbeat features the all-time rock ‘n’ roll classics that the Beatles cut their teeth with Twist & Shout, Rock ‘N’ Roll Music, Long Tall Sally, Please Mr Postman and Money – live on stage as performed by ‘The Beatles’.

You can now win one pair of tickets valid for performances 24 September – 15 October, subject to availability. To be in with a chance to win answer the following question:

Who was the Beatles’ original bassist?
a) Pete Best
b) Paul McCartney
c) Stuart Sutcliffe

Email your answer to quoting ‘Backbeat’ in the subject line. The winner will be drawn at random at midday on Monday, 12 September. Tickets are non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. Winning tickets will be reserved for collection at theatre Box Office.

Duke of York Theatre, London

From 24 September