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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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. Read more …

The production, a smash hit with audiences at its Liverpool premiere, features a score by long-time  Morris collaborator Ethan Iverson, who leads a unique 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.

The critical consensus

So, after it all – Pepperland is nothing if not complicated. Technically, it is brilliant but somehow plain and repetitious.

***(*)(*)Dominic Corr, The Reviews Hub, 07/04/2019

Mark Morris Dance Company returns to the UK with a mixed bag of psychedelic sweets.

****(*)Lucy Ribchester, The List, 08/04/2019

Even if Pepperland leaves you asking (in true 60s style) “…what does it all mean?” there’s no denying we all need a little more love and peace in our lives, and Pepperland delivers in psychedelic bucket loads.

****(*)Sarah Howells, The Wee Review, 08/04/2019

Features about Pepperland

Pepperland: 'If you're here for a Beatles singalong, that's not going to happen'.

Chris Wiegand, The Guardian, 27/02/2019

Where and when?

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from Friday April 5, 2019, until Saturday April 6, 2019. More info:

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