A PERFORMANCE at the Alhambra Theatre is set to captivate both dance fans and Beatles fans. Pepperland has been inspired by The Beatles’ revolutionary album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The Mark Morris Dance Group will visit the Bradford theatre on April 2 and 3 as part of their national tour. A spokesman said Pepperland was legendary choreographer Mark Morris’ unique tribute to the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic LP.

She said: “Hailed as the first-ever ‘art rock’ album and widely regarded as the best rock and roll album of all time, it spent 27 weeks at number one on the UK Albums Chart and 15 weeks at number one in the USA. It won four Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year, the first rock LP to receive the honour.”

Mark Morris is renowned as an intensely musical choreographer. By request of the City of Liverpool, Morris created Pepperland to pay homage to The Beatles, the album and its landmark anniversary.

Its world premiere performances kicked off Liverpool’s Sgt. Pepper at 50 Festival in 2017 and received acclaim for both its dance and music. Pepperland features an original score by composer Ethan Iverson, inspired by some of the album’s hits like With a Little Help From My Friends; A Day in the Life; When I’m Sixty-Four; Within You Without You; and Penny Lane.

Visit bradford-theatres.co.uk or call 01274 432000 to book tickets.