Fifty Years Ago Today

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Marking the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band

NOTE: although the show appears to be booked out on this website, tickets ARE available through the Box Office on 02 6285 6290.  Please contact the Box Office – Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm

1967, the year Harold Holt disappeared, the Vietnam War was raging, and a landmark LP hit the shops. It was Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and its songs were a mixture of hippy philosophy and British entertainment of a bygone era. There were characters like Billy Shears, Lucy in the Sky, Mr Kite and Rita the meter maid, and the tracks played through as if part of a single work. Then there was the cover artwork, lyrics on the sleeve for the first time ever, cardboard cut- outs, a psychedelic inner sleeve. The Summer of Love had a soundtrack, and the world of popular music was changed forever.

Cabaret artists Shortis and Simpson pay tribute to the fiftieth anniversary of this groundbreaking piece of vinyl and cardboard in a show that tells the story of the album and the songs set against the political and social climate of the era. Of course all the songs will be there, and the show will be presented in the usual Shortis and Simpson style that is well-researched, humorous, poignant, informative and above all, entertaining.

Joining Shortis and Simpson will be Worldly Goods Choir, and a hot band made up of Dave O’Neill, Jon Jones, Ian Blake and Bob Rodgers, and Andrew Purdam.

FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY will be performed Cabaret Style in the
Bicentennial Hall next door to The Q

Seating is tables and chairs. Bring a picnic. All drinks can be purchased at the Bar which will be open in the venue.

Running Time: 1hr 50mins, including interval |  Audience Advice: Drug references

18 March 2017
 Saturday 18 March 2017
Adult: $52
Concession: $46
Groups 8+: $45
Student: $25

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