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The Nico Project

  • Fri 12 - Sun 21 July | Previews Wed 10 & Thu 11 July
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £35 | Previews £30

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  • Maxine Peake - performer
    Sarah Frankcom - director
  • Anna Clyne - Music
    EV Crowe - Text
    Imogen Knight - Movement
    Lizzie Clachan - Design
    Paule Constable - Lighting Design
    Helen Atkinson - Sound Design
    With musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music

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Co-created by Maxine Peake and Sarah Frankcom

Survivor. Muse. Creator. Destroyer.

From her 1967 debut with The Velvet Underground  to her premature death just two decades later,  Nico was one of pop culture’s most enigmatic figures. Now, Maxine Peake (performer) and Sarah Frankcom (director) are conjuring this visionary artist up from the shadows with a stirring theatrical immersion into her sound, her identity and the world in which she fought to be heard.

The Nico Project is inspired by her stark, bleak and beautiful 1968 album The Marble Index. Ignored on its original release, the album is now rightly regarded as one of the defining masterpieces of 1960s counterculture. With text by award-winning playwright EV Crowe and music by acclaimed composer  Anna Clyne, The Nico Project brings us closer to  the ghosts that haunted Nico and the devastating past that shaped her, and celebrates the potency  of female creativity in a field dominated by men.

Members’ booking from 2pm, Thursday 7 March
General booking from 2pm, Friday 8 March

£10 tickets for Greater Manchester residents on a lower wage


Commissioned by Manchester International Festival and the Royal Court Theatre. Produced by Manchester International Festival.

The Marble Index Words & music by Christa Paeffgen © 1968 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI), all rights reserved. Used with kind permission from Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.


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