This new production of the musical is set to run at The Garden Theatre from the 8th to the 27th September.

The newly announced production to be directed by Steven Dexter at The Garden Theatre at The Eagle in Vauxhall will follow on from the theatre’s current production of Fanny & Stella.

Pippin is set to star Ryan Anderson, Tsemaye Bob-Egbe , Tanisha-Mae Brown, Joanne Clifton , Harry Francis and Dan Krikler.

Stephen Schwartz’s musical  includes the songs  ‘Magic to Do’ and ’Corner of the Sky’. The composer has given his blessing for the show to be presented for the first time ever with an ensemble cast of six.

As well as being directed by Steven Dexter, the production will feature choreography by Nick Winston, musical direction by Michael Bradley, designs by David Shields and casting by Anne Vosser. It is being 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.”

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