The Haven Lunch Club at St Mark’s Church, run in partnership with us, is participating in Mayflower Theatre’s Pepperland Project, which includes a talk and workshop, culminating in a performance and Q&A session.
The Theatre has offered our Haven Lunch Club members the opportunity to take part in an exclusive, bespoke activity package based around the Mark Morris Dance Group’s performance of Pepperland, which is a lively and colourful performance inspired by The Beatles album: ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.
The activities include a talk, workshop and then the chance to see a matinee performance at the theatre and take part in a special post-show Q&A with the production’s composer and dancers.
The partnership kicked off on Friday, April 5 with a Talk & Reminiscence Session at St Mark’s Church with lunch included. Attendees were able to find out about the history of the theatre and how shows are put on. The talk was followed by a reminiscence session accompanied by a series of materials from the theatre’s archive.
The next event takes place on April 12. This includes the chance to join in with a singing for well-being and drama workshop. This workshop is ideal for all abilities, as the theatre team works as a group with participants to build confidence through song. This session also includes lunch.
The final part of the partnership takes place on Saturday, April 20 at Mayflower Theatre for the matinee performance of Pepperland. After watching the show, those who attend will be invited to a post-show Q&A with the production’s composer and dancers. The project has been kindly subsidised by Southampton City Council, as part of their Adult Learning programme.