After its triumphant post-lockdown return in 2021, the longest-running theatre show in home counties – the Pepper Show – returns in 2022 for an amazing 33rd year!
Brought to you by Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire charity, the Pepper Foundation, the Pepper Show is a local musical institution, with well over one thousand two hundred people attending the show every year.
The Pepper Show returns to The David Evans Pendley Court Theatre Tring, Herts, performing six shows – five evening performances and a Saturday afternoon matinee – from Tuesday 11 to Saturday 15 October 2022.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 was the first time since its inception in 1989 that the Pepper Show did not happen. The show returned in 2021 with a smaller scale production and a limited capacity; however, for the 2022 show, the production is taking some small steps back to pre-pandemic production values and is reintroducing the full choir for which the show is well known.
The Pepper Show is a fabulous night of live music performed by a wealth of local talent; it stands shoulder to shoulder with anything on in the West End. For anyone who’s never been before, the setlist is a two-hour mix of music from the last 7 decades arranged especially for the show and performed by some of the best local musicians out there. We’re absolutely certain that there is something in the set for everyone’s ears!
All funds raised from The Pepper Show help to fund the Children’s Hospice at Home service, delivered by Rennie Grove Hospice Care. This service provides specialist nursing care for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in Herts & Bucks.
About the Pepper Show
In 1989, Pepper Trustee and Founder Robert Breakwell staged the very first Pepper Show, bringing together local musicians and vocalists to celebrate the Beatles’ famous ‘Sgt Pepper’ album and raise funds for a local charity, Iain Rennie Hospice Care (now Rennie Grove Hospice Care). Five years later the show had become an annual event, and by 1993 The Pepper Foundation had been created.
Fast forward to the third decade of the 2000’s and the show is still going strong. This is only possible due to the level of dedication shown by the whole production (all of whom volunteer their time to the show); it takes over 50 people working for six months to put on a week of entertainment.
About the Pepper Foundation
The Pepper Foundation funds children’s hospice at home care in Bucks & Herts. The service has been a lifeline for families during the Covid-19 pandemic; vulnerable children have been able to access the specialist care they need in the safety and comfort of their own homes. This service plays a crucial role for those shielding during the pandemic and helps to alleviate pressure on the NHS. This service is free of charge to the families using it and is funded entirely by donations and events such as the Pepper Show.
When parents face the unthinkable reality that their child has a life-limiting or life-threatening illness, the nurses are there – no matter what time, day or night – to provide the care, emotional support, and advice. The service also supports the whole family, so that family time can be about being together, having fun, and smiling – and nothing to do with hospitals. To make a donation, go to the Pepper Foundation’s fundraising page or pepper.org.uk/donate.