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PIPPIN at an exciting new outdoor London theatre venue

PippinAfter launching as an exciting new outdoor London theatre venue with the sold-out, critically acclaimed musical ‘Fanny and Stella’, which just extended its run due to overwhelming public demand, The Garden Theatre will next present a new production of the Broadway musical ‘Pippin’, featuring an exceptional cast of West End performers.

There’s magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war…‘Pippin’ is an iconic and unforgettable musical masterpiece.

‘Pippin’ features an infectiously unforgettable score, including ‘Magic to Do’ and ’Corner of the Sky’, from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant Stephen Schwartz, who has given his blessing to perform the show for the first time ever with an ensemble cast of six.

‘Pippin’ will play The Garden Theatre at The Eagle, 349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5QY from Tuesday 8 September – Sunday 20 September.

Press nights:
Thursday 17 September at 8.30pm
and Friday 18 September at 7.00pm

Director Steven Dexter said: “‘Pippin’ originally opened on Broadway in October 1972, however, Stephen Schwartz started writing an early version of the show while a student at Carnegie Mellon University in 1967. Flower power was at its peak, war was raging in Vietnam and ‘Hair’ opened on Broadway. It was the year of the Summer of Love. My take on the show – which I have been lucky to direct twice before at drama schools – is told by a group of hippie travellers. A huge thank you to Stephen Schwartz and David Hirson, (son of book writer Roger O. Hirson) for embracing this approach and granting us the rights for a new version of ‘Pippin’ with a cast of six players.

Starring
Ryan Anderson
Tsemaye Bob-Egbe
Tanisha-Mae Brown
Joanne Clifton
Harry Francis
Dan Krikler

Directed by Steven Dexter
Choreographer Nick Winston
Musical Director Michael Bradley
Designer David Shields
Casting Anne Vosser
Produced by Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions
It is produced by Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions.

Director Steven Dexter said: “‘Pippin’ originally opened on Broadway in October 1972, however Stephen Schwartz started writing an early version of the show while a student at Carnegie Mellon University in 1967. Flower power was at its peak, war was raging in Vietnam and ‘Hair’ opened on Broadway. It was the year of the Summer of Love. My take on the show – which I have been lucky to direct twice before at drama schools – is told by a group of hippie travellers. A huge thank you to Stephen Schwartz and David Hirson, (son of book writer Roger O. Hirson) for embracing this approach and granting us the rights for a new version of ‘Pippin’ with a cast of six players.

Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited
Please note: face masks or coverings must be worn throughout the performance by socially-distanced audience members.

LISTINGS INFO
Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions
presents
‘Pippin’
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Directed by Steven Dexter
Choreographer Nick Winston
Musical Director Michael Bradley
Designer David Shields
Casting by Anne Vosser

The Garden Theatre
at The Eagle
349 Kennington Lane
London, SE11 5QY
(nearest tube/train: Vauxhall)

Tuesday 8 September – Sunday 20 September
performances:
Tuesday and Wednesday at 8.00pm
Thursday at 6.00pm and 8.30pm
Friday ay 7.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 3.00pm
(no show Tuesday 15 September)
Doors will open 30mins before the performance
The performance is 90mins (approx)
without an interval
http://pippinmusical.co.uk/

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