The Cast => Alex Sharpe => Topic started by: CWazyTom on May 01, 2018, 12:43AM

Title: Beatlemania
Post by: CWazyTom on May 01, 2018, 12:43AM
Alex was involved in a production called Beatlemania a while back.

Beatlemania was played at  the Göteborg Opera Main Stage from 31 May - 11 June 2005.

While with the Scandinavian/Scotland tour with this production, Alex performed in Iceland, Glasgow, Norway, Sweden (2005-2006).

The Show


The Beatles were without doubt the most innovative pop group ever. Re-live, re-visit or simply discover the great songs of the ‘fab four’ through this glorious celebration of their music. Join Eleanor Rigby, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Sgt. Pepper and the Fool on the Hill as they buy a Ticket to Ride in the Yellow Submarine on its Magical Mystery Tour along the Long and Winding Road from Penny Lane to Strawberry Fields in search of the Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da. Help! They must get back and see Her Majesty Michelle, the Paperback Writer, before they can say Here Comes the Sun and When I’m Sixty Four!

BEATLEMANIA! premiered with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in March 2004 to tremendous critical acclaim. It has new and exciting orchestrations by Martin Yates and is scored for four soloists, three backing singers, full symphony orchestra and pop group.

Conductor Martin Yates
Soloists from London’s West End
The Göteborg Opera Choir and Orchestra
In co-operation with West End International Ltd
Idea, concept, arrangements and musical direction: Martin Yates

Martin Yates
John Owen Edwards (9, 10, 11 juni)
GöteborgsOperans Orkester och GöteborgsOperans Kör


Alex Sharpe
Rebecca Vere
Richard Reynard
James Graeme

Elektravox Ensemble:

Helena Blackman
Sarah Shepherd
Poppy Tierney

Elektramania band:

Joahn Junstrand
Jan Eriksson
Staffan Lindström
Magnus Hördegård
Göran Larsson

There was both a CD and DVD available at one point, but neither seems available anywhere at this point.

Beatlemania! (DVD)


Alex Sharpe
Jacinta Whyte
Dougal Irvine
James Graeme

Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Martin Yates

1.Magical Mystery Tour
2.Back in the USSR
3.The Long & Winding Road
4.Ticket to Ride
5.Fool on the Hill
7.Revolution 1
8.I Want to Hold Your Hand
9.A Hard Day's Night
10.With A Little Help From My Friends
11.Penny Lane
12.Can't Buy Me Love
13.Yellow Submarine
15.I Am the Walrus
16.Here Comes the Sun
17.Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
18.When I'm Sixty Four 

Beatlemania! (CD)


Beatlemania! - Beatles
Audio CD

Alex Sharpe
Jacinta Whyte
Dougal Irvine
James Graeme

Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Martin Yates

Disc 1

Magical Mystery Tour
Back in the USSR
The Long & Winding Road
Ticket to Ride
Fool on the Hill
Revolution 1
I Want to Hold Your Hand
A Hard Day's Night
With A Little Help From My Friends
Penny Lane
Can't Buy Me Love
Yellow Sunshine
I Am the Walrus
Here Comes the Sun
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
When I'm Sixty Four


Every day, I find myself wishing more and more I had started collecting some of this stuff years ago, because today, a lot of these works involving our former Celtic Woman ladies are very difficult to find and/or obtain.

Does anyone know where / if I can still get either of these or where I can at least listen to the tracks?

Title: Re: Beatlemania
Post by: CWazyTom on June 04, 2018, 07:53PM
It's a bit of a long shot, but I contacted West End International to see if there's any chance of getting another sales run of the CD and/or DVD (or a release on a digital platform, perhaps).

If anyone else didn't get it earlier and is interested, I suppose the more people we have asking, the better our chances  ;)