A one-off celebration of The Beatles is coming to Leyton this month.

In 1963 and 1964, The Beatles came to play a handful of live London shows. The venues were Leyton Baths in 1963 closely followed by two dates at Walthamstow Granada in 1964. The teenagers from that time had never seen anything quite like it, Beatlemania was exploding and they queued overnight with the hope to get a ticket. The streets surrounding the last concert in 1964 were full of teenagers from all over London hoping to get a glimpse of their idols.

To celebrate those concerts, a one-off theatrical show at Leyton Great Hall on Saturday, December 14, will feature stories from people who were there, told by a team of actors. The excitable London fans, the promoter, the DJ who introduced them to the stage, the journalist who interviewed them backstage, the policeman who sneaked The Beatles into the venue and then got them out again over a neighbouring wall, St Johns ambulance stewards dealing with all the fainting girls, the roadie dealing with the loud screams and even the various fish and chip shop owners who claimed to sell the band fish and chips after the gig. The stories are endless and fascinating. Added to this there will also be an amazing Beatles band who will play the songs live.

Leyton Great Hall, 1 Adelaide Road, E10 5NN, Saturday, December 14, 3pm and 7.45pm. Details: eventbrite.co.uk