There are many, many Beatles revues, and the gentlemen of 4 Lads from Liverpool, making its East Coast debut at Ambler's Act II Playhouse, have appeared in most of them. So rest assured, this quartet has enough cumulative experience to simulate a Beatlesque sound. But that's where the similarities end.
First, these are no lads: Douglas Cox (Ringo), Robert Graham (John), Paul Ramone (Paul), and the show's mastermind, Jimmy Pou (George) are closer in age to the boys during a present-day Beatles reunion, if, of course, John and George were still around and on jamming terms with Paul and Ringo. Second, the Beatles were perfectionists, but you'll find little of that perfectionism here. Sgt. Pepper-era mustaches slide off faces; voices strain at the higher registers; Liverpudlian accents make a cursory appearance, then disappear; and the promised "amazing multimedia experience" consists of several unrelated clips of 1960s TV shows and advertisements, plus, for good measure, some hippies, crying girls, and Ed Sullivan, projected on a screen behind the performers.