Arts City Liverpool: Pepperland review - 4 stars

...what comes over more than perhaps anything else is how much fun the dancers appear to be having on stage. You almost want to leap out of your seat and join in with the Carnaby Street-clad chorus. Iverson’s eclectic score is brought vividly to life by a small band which includes harpsichord, a wonderful, winding soprano sax, and the weird and other worldly sound of the theremin – possibly the only odd ‘instrument’ the Beatles didn’t use on Sgt Pepper but you can see how they might have done. All these things - humour, innovation, musical creativity -  combine to make Pepperland a fitting opening to a celebration of an album which pushed the boundaries in so many different directions half a century ago.