Pippin to transfer to Southwark Playhouse from Hope Mill Theatre

Pippin the musical transfers to Southwark Playhouse

Following an acclaimed season at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of Stephen Schwartz’s Tony Award-winning musical Pippin will transfer to Southwark Playhouse in February 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…’

Stephen Schwartz says: “I am so pleased that such a successful and well-received production of Pippin has finally happened in the UK, and I’m incredibly excited to be sharing it with a London audience.” 

Pippin is produced by Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and Guy James Theatrical. Pippin is by Roger O. Hirson, composed by Stephen Schwartz. This new production is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, musical direction by Zach Flis, designed by Maeve Black, choreographed by William Whelton, and lighting design by Aaron J Dootson.

Pippin will be the third production from Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre to transfer to London’s Off-West End in under a year. The team’s production of Hair has just opened at The Vaults.

Pippin will play at Southwark Playhouse from 23 February to 24 March 2018.



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