NEWS: Disney’s Winnie the Pooh The Musical to Open at the Riverside Studios

The beloved bear and friends will head the Riverside Studios ahead of a UK and Ireland tour.

It has been confirmed that Winnie the Pooh the Musical will head to the Riverside Studios from the 17th March until the 21st May 2023 ahead of a UK and Ireland tour. Tickets are on sale now.

The UK premiere will be presented by Rockefeller Productions, in partnership with ROYO, and in association with Disney Theatrical Productions. The role of Winnie the Pooh will be played by Jake Bazel, who originated the role on Broadway.  Further casting has yet to to be announced.

Jake Bazel is a puppeteer, voice actor, writer and coach with over a decade of experience working in children’s media. Credits include Sesame Street (HBO/PBS), Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Stage Adaptation (Rockefeller Productions), Sesame Workshop’s Helpsters (Apple TV+) and The 90th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with Disney’s Muppets (Disney/NBC).

Inspired by the beloved books by A. A. Milne and the classic Disney featurettes, the musical opened on Broadway in 2021. It features a new story and has been created and directed by Jonathan Rockefeller.

Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, a new adventure is about to happen.  A.A. Milne’s beloved characters, Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl (and Tigger too!), will all arrive on stage in a beautifully-crafted musical stage adaptation.

Accompanying the new story will be an original score by Nate Edmondson, featuring some of the Grammy award-winning songs written by the Sherman Brothers for the original animated features, including Winnie the Pooh, The Blustery Day, The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers and Whoop-De-Dooper Bounce, plus A.A. Milne’s The More It Snows (featuring music by Carly Simon) and Sing Ho in a new arrangement.

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