Paul, John, George and Ringo are bringing The Magic of The Beatles to life in Dartford (From News Shopper)
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Paul, John, George and Ringo are bringing The Magic of The Beatles to life in Dartford
Paul McCartney is hoping to see lots of kids in the audience slamming away on their plastic guitars when The Beatles play in Dartford.
Paul, aka impersonator David Peterson, will be performing with tribute act The Magic of The Beatles at The Orchard Theatre on Saturday May 12.
Playing all the favourite hits in chronological order, the band has been whisking audiences back to Yesterday for three years.
David, who has “been being McCartney” for 13 years, told News Shopper: “It’s a fantasy concert – what The Beatles would have done going right from the early days to when they broke up.
“We try and keep it all nice, we don’t have arguments and we try to make it as interactive as we can.
“There are a few gags in there and modern things.
“We talk about the internet and Facebook saying apparently you’ll be able to ‘like’ us in 40 years’ time.”
The show is also a celebration of the Liverpool lads’ music.
David added: “We try to keep the grans happy and all the kids too.
“I’ve seen kids in the front row playing air guitar – I think The Beatles Rock Band (a computer game) has really done us a favour.
“I see the kids on air guitar trying to push all the right buttons - they’ll probably be pointing it out when we get it wrong.
“They should just bring the plastic guitars with them.”
David says embodying a superstar for more than a decade can often be a little surreal, but most of the time “it’s just a job.”
The band have been touring together non-stop since they began in 2009.
“Sometimes I think ‘where am I’.” David continued.
“Especially when we’re in Premier Inns and they’re all the same, all with a picture of a Charles Dickens character when what they need is a sign with the town’s name.
“On tour we’ve measured the distance from the bathroom to that picture and it’s always the same – they must have it written down somewhere.”
But his love of the music and the fans makes it all worthwhile for David.
And, although the real Paul McCartney hates it, his favourite song of the band’s is The Long and Winding Road.
He added: “My favourite is one we don’t play.
“We’ve played She Loves You thousands of times and we still get it wrong.
“We added an extra verse the other night because we were on auto pilot so the audience got the extra-long version.”
According to David, from Newcastle, it is “quite easy to do” Paul McCartney.
“He’s become a caricature of himself with his thumbs aloft.” He said.
“Since the 80s he gives a peace sign every time he sees anybody.
“But I don’t really do that because when he was in The Beatles he was cool, I’m the cool version of him.”
The Magic of The Beatles starts at 7.45pm and tickets are available from orchardtheatre.co.uk