New open air version of Pippin


London theatre news: Friday 21 August 2020


Musicals - Open Air Theatre

Lambco Productions will present a new open air version of the Broadway musical PIPPIN which will air at The Garden Theatre at The Eagle from 8 September.
Cast of Pippin at the Garden Theatre

Cast of Pippin


The Garden Theatre is building on the success of the sold-out and critically acclaimed musical 'Fanny and Stella' (which has just extended its run due to overwhelming public demand) with a new production of PIPPIN which has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson.


Pippin will play at The Garden Theatre from 8 to 20 September with social distancing in place.


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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Pippin is produced by Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions and the cast includes ...


Ryan Anderson (Pippin) was recently A-Rab in 'West Side Story' (Curve Theatre) and Roger in the UK tour of 'Grease'.


In the West End he played Blake in 'Bat Out Of Hell'.


Tsemaye Bob-Egbe (Leading Player) comes direct from starring as alternate Tina in 'Tina: The Tina Turner Story' in the West End.


Her other West End roles include Janelle Woods in 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical'.


Tanisha-Mae Brown (Catherine) is a 2020 graduate of ArtsEd making her professional debut.


Joanne Clifton (Fastrada/Bertha) is the 2016 Winner of 'Strictly Come Dancing' and World Professional Ballroom Champion.


Her recent stage starring roles include Janet in the 45th anniversary production of 'The Rocky Horror Show', Alex Owens in 'Flashdance' and Millie Dillmount in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'.


Harry Francis (Lewis/Theo) was Mr Mistoffelees in the most recent 'Cats' international tour and he conceived and edited the 'Cats in Quarantine' Lockdown film featuring 333 cast members from productions of 'Cats' around the world.


He was Elder Thomas in 'The Book of Mormon' in the West End and Tom Thumb in 'Barnum' at the Menier Chocolate Factory.


Dan Krikler (Charles) made his West End debut in 'Loserville' and later starred in 'Mamma Mia!' and 'Jersey Boys'.


He was recently seen in both 'Present Laughter' and '4000 Miles', directed by Matthew Warchus at The Old Vic.


Show listing information


Synopsis


'Pippin' features an infectiously unforgettable score, including 'Magic to Do' and 'Corner of the Sky', from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant Stephen Schwartz, who has given his blessing to perform the show for the first time ever with an ensemble cast of six.

Cast


Ryan Anderson (Pippin)

Tsemaye Bob-Egbe (Leading Player)

Tanisha-Mae Brown (Catherine)

Joanne Clifton (Fastrada/Bertha)

Harry Francis (Lewis/Theo)

Dan Krikler (Charles)


Creatives


Author: Roger O. Hirson (book)
Composer: Stephen Schwartz
Lyricist: Stephen Schwartz
Director: Steven Dexter
Designer:  David Shields
Musical direction: Michael Bradley
Choreography: Nick Winston
Production: Peter Bull for Lambco Productions

Venue


The Garden Theatre
Eagle
London
SE11 5QY


Dates


From: Tuesday 8 September 2020

Closes: Saturday 17 October 2020

Tickets


Standard: £16.00 + bkng fee


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Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Pippin

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