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: http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/pippin/#details