It has been confirmed that Stephen Schwartz’s Tony Award-winning musical will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 23rd February 2018. 


Following on from a successful run at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, it has been confirmed that Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of the musical will come to London in 2018.

A soul-searching exploration of one man’s journey to find himself, his place and purpose in life, Pippin is a musical about an ordinary man on an extraordinary journey. Featuring a stunning score including classics “Magic to Do” and “Corner of the Sky,” Pippin was originally directed by the great Bob Fosse and recently completed a hugely successful Broadway revival. This new production spreads a darkness over the innocent tale of the exciting life and adventures of young Prince Pippin, told by a mysterious troupe of Victorian Vaudeville players who promise the audience ‘a finale you will remember for the rest of your lives…’

While casting for the production has yet to be announced, the production features choreography by William Whelton, designs by Maeve Black and lighting by Aaron J Dootson.

Pippin was originally directed and choreographed  by Bob Fosse for Broadway in 1972 and London at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1973.  The musical was most recently seen in London in 2011 at the Menier Chocolate Factory starring Frances Ruffelle.

Pippin will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 23rd February until the 24th March 2018. For more information visit:

5 thoughts on “PREVIEW: Pippin, Southwark Playhouse

  1. I saw Pippin two years ago with my mom. That was the revival production and loved seeing the different circus elements and singing during “No Time At All”. It was the song, “Corner of the Sky”, that convinced me to want to see Pippin. “Corner of the Sky” was the only song I knew coming in, but after the first act, I wanted to get the soundtrack even though I had heard the second half of songs. That soundtrack was my souvenir when I watched it.

    Pippin almost did not happen. Mom bought the tickets a week before and she only found one day left with two seats together so that was lucky that I got to go that year.

      1. It is an incredible show with incredible characters. “Corner of the Sky” is the title song of the show. What convinced me even further to wanting to see Pippin was that the music was written by Stephen Swartz. Due to my strong love for Wicked, I knew I would not be disappointed with the music

      2. 2015: the year I saw Pippin, I did not see just one musical, but four musicals. Pippin was the most inexperienced and spectacle one of the year.

        The other three were Music Man at my college, Sound of Music in my hometown, and Les Mis in the West End.

        So that is the only year where I saw that many musicals

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