“It was 50 years ago that day, Sgt. Pepper told the band to play…”

Fifty years ago, on 1st June 1967 The Beatles released what may be the most influential pop and rock album ever, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. In Summer 2017, it is reborn and reanimated as Playbox Theatre’s members across the region tune in and turn on with a weeklong series of workshops and events inspired by the iconic album.

All members of the theatre from the youngest to the 20+ Resident Ensemble will devise, develop, respond and present ideas, movement, theatres, circus, dance, visuals and more kick started by the album celebrating its 50th anniversary.

“It is appropriate” said a Playbox Theatre spokesperson “that we as a vibrant arts company explore significant moments in artistic history. We enjoy the anniversaries of Shakespeare and other great artists, it is unimaginable to ignore this magnificent achievement. We are not prescribing to our directors how they should respond to the album but enabling them to take their own routes and make something celebratory and fun. We think, right now, there is a great sense of nostalgia for the, so called, Summer of Love in 1967 and we are spreading a little love and peace across our Playbox Theatre community this summer.”

Sgt. Pepper’s Playbox week is designated 22nd-27th May.

It will be celebrated by young people in Warwick, Leamington Spa, Banbury, Solihull, Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon where Playbox Theatre have studio bases, with The Dream Factory in Warwick the centre of vibrations!

Posted on: 16th May 2017