NEWS: Full Casting Announced for the UK and Ireland Premiere of Winnie the Pooh the musical

The Broadway musical will begin performances at London’s Riverside Studios (Hammersmith) from 17th March, with an official opening on the 26th March. The show will then tour the UK and Ireland until September 2023.

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming UK and Ireland premiere of the musical. Joining the previously announced Jake Bazel (who originated the role in New York ) and Benjamin Durham who share the role of Winnie the Pooh in London  (Young Frankenstein). Benjamin will then play the title role on tour. The much-loved characters of Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo will be brought to life by an ensemble of performers, including  Laura Bacon (Britain’s Got Talent, Star Wars), Harry Boyd (The Play That Goes Wrong, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), Alex Cardall (Evita, The Osmonds: A New Musical), Chloe Gentles (Mamma Mia!, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Lottie Grogan(Smurfs Save Spring: The Musical, The Lips for Puppets with Guys) and Robbie Noonan (Avenue Q UK Tour, Jack and the Beanstalk).

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.

The musical is inspired by beloved books by A. A. Milne and the classic Disney featurettes, this new adventure features an original core by Nate Edmondson, as well as 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. The show has been created and directed by Jonathan Rockefeller.

The UK premiere will be presented by Rockefeller Productions, in partnership with ROYO, and in association with Disney Theatrical Productions. 

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