Mark Morris celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with an exuberant new dance work that revels in the eccentric charm and joyful optimism of The
Beatles’ ground-breaking album.
The production, a smash hit with audiences at its Liverpool premiere, features a score by long-time Morris collaborator Ethan Iverson, who leads a quirky live music ensemble through innovative arrangements of iconic songs from the record including Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, With a Little Help From My Friends, A Day in the Life, When I’m Sixty-Four, Within You Without You, and Penny Lane mixed with imaginative original compositions.
Venue: Lyric Theatre
There are currently no runtimes at present.
There will be a post-show Q&A after the evening performance on Fri 29 March.
Join us for a Pepperland party!
There are tonnes of activities you get involved in when you come to see ‘Pepperland’! Whether its sitting back to listen to the experts or getting up on the dance floor yourself there’s something for everyone.
Coming to see the show on Friday?
After the show, approximately 9pm – stick around for a post-show Q&A with the dancers of ‘Pepperland’
Seeing the show on Saturday?
4.15 – 5pm: Free on-stage workshop
Find your Pepperland groove with a fun on-stage workshop for all the family led by dancers from Mark Morris Dance Group. This on-stage workshop begins with a gentle warm-up and takes inspiration from the characters and choreography of Pepperland. Fun for the whole family. No experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and no shoes required. Take part after the matinee show or before the evening show. Meet at the information desk.
Post matinee from 3pm | Pre evening show from 6.30pm | Continuing at 9pm.
Swinging Sisters Back to the 60s with Girl Gang and ‘Pepperland’. Don your miniskirts, and your loudest colours, Girl Gang Manchester are taking you back to the 60’s! An evening’s entertainment in celebration of an iconic era you and your gang will be able step into a colourful re-imagining of the Cavern club; cover yourself with as many diamonds as Lucy; dance to nostalgic sixties sirens; get creative at the craft table and party pre and post show in Pier Eight bar.
Dress to impress: Entirely non-compulsory but absolutely encouraged dress code is colour blocking, sunglasses, coloured suits, miniskirts, loud shirts and shift dresses.
No booking required just turn up early or stay late for lots of 60s fun!
“A truly joyous, celebratory work of art – brilliant homage to one of the great rock albums.”
“A gorgeously entertaining and witty tribute to the classic Beatles album.”
“The dance, like the album, is a seamless synthesis of classical, vaudeville and psychedelia.”
“High-spirited, humour, eccentric charm and a joyous musical sensibility…guaranteed to raise a smile.”