The story of THE Beatles' rise to fame will be told in a new theatre production.
Director Iain Softley has adapted his 1994 movie Backbeat, about the band's early days gigging in Hamburg, Germany, for the stage.
The film chronicled the relationship of original Beatles bassist Stuart Sutcliffe and a local photographer, Astrid Kirchherr - and Softley has picked Glasgow's Citizens Theatre in Sutcliffe's native Scotland to debut the play.
He says, "I am so delighted that, after all these years, we can bring Backbeat to the theatre, and to debut in Scotland where Stu was born."
Backbeat is slated to begin in February (10).