25 May — 16 June 2017

John Cage Trust celebrates Mr Kite’s MUSICIRCUS!

Mr Kite’s MUSICIRCUS! promised to be one of the biggest and most ambitious events of the entire programme – and yes, a splendid time was guaranteed for all the family.

An audacious fairground ride of sights and sounds creating an immersive sensory spectacular performance.

This whirligig celebration of Beatles’ music involved thousands of musicians, choirs, soloists, dancers, circus performers, poets and even chess players. Bring the whole family and immerse yourselves in an inspiring, joyful and happily anarchic afternoon.

John Cage was one of the greats of experimental American music, and while the Beatles were recording Sgt Pepper in Britain, across the Atlantic he was creating his own ground-breaking musical masterpiece.

Now, 50 years on, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Cage’s MUSICIRCUS! are being entwined in one original performance.