Alker Deconstructing Pierrot
Pierrot Lunaire


Lotte Betts-Dean Mezzo-soprano
Elizabeth Alker Presenter
Emma Doherty Director
David Pountney Libretto
Timothy Burke Conductor

Rakhi Singh Violin/Viola
Jack Bailey Cello
Helen Wilson Flute
William White Clarinet
Chad Vindin Piano

Pierrot Lunaire is one of the most controversial and polarising pieces of music ever written. It’s a nasty piece of work: 21 songs about madness, death, sex, dreams, and trauma. The script is surreal and unsettling, and the music is wild, beautiful, and strange.

In this unique staged show, set over the course of one night and built around a stark set consisting of a single four poster bed, Manchester Collective brings Pierrot Lunaire to life. The show features a brand new English translation, a world class line up of artists, and a deep dive into the darkest corners of the piece, guided by NTS/BBC 6 Music broadcaster, Elizabeth Alker.

This is not a work that comes up often. This is not a work you will ever forget.

Tour Dates

Newcastle / Thu 15 Nov 2018
Cobalt Studios

Manchester / Fri 16 Nov 2018
Royal Northern College of Music

Hull / Sat 17 Nov 2018
Trinity Market

Belfast / Tue 20 Nov 2018
The Sonic Lab

Leeds / Thu 22 Nov 2018
Leeds Town Hall

Liverpool / Fri 23 Nov 2018
Invisible Wind Factory

Salford / Sat 24 Nov 2018
The White Hotel

At The Door

As our concerts tend to sell out before the day of the show, we encourage all of our guests to buy tickets in advance. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase on the door. Unfortunately, we are not able to process cash payments on the day - please bring a bank card with you to avoid disappointment!