Pippin heads to Charing Cross Theatre

London theatre news: Wednesday 9 June 2021

Musicals - Off-West End

A major new London production of 'Pippin' for an ensemble cast of 8 will run for 7 weeks, staged in the round, at Charing Cross Theatre.
Pippin at Charing Cross Theatre

Photo by Bonnie Britain

Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson.

Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, the show continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Set in the 'Summer of Love' of 1967, the story follows Pippin, a young prince with extraordinary dreams and aspirations on his quest to find passion, fulfilment and meaning in a joyful and life affirming revival.

The show will be at Charing Cross Theatre from 30 June to 14 August 2021 - an earlier version of the production ran at the Garden Theatre from 8 September to 17 October 2020, produced by Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions.

Stephen Schwartz said ...

"I'm delighted that Steven Dexter's new and re-imagined production of 'Pippin' will have further life this summer at Charing Cross Theatre.

By stripping back 'Pippin' to its essence, it draws the audience directly into the heart of the story.

I'm excited to come over to see it for myself, and if COVID rules permit, I will be there!"

And director Steven Dexter added ...

"'Pippin' opened on Broadway in October 1972, however Stephen Schwartz started writing an early version of the show while he was 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 three times before) is told by a group of hippie travellers of that time."

Show listing information


Stephen Schwartz's timeless musical is reimagined in a new production, directed by Steven Dexter.

Set in the 'Summer of Love' of 1967, we follow Pippin, a young prince with extraordinary dreams and aspirations on his quest to find passion, fulfilment and meaning in a joyful and life-affirming revival.


Author: Roger O. Hirson (book)
Composer: Stephen Schwartz
Lyricist: Stephen Schwartz
Director: Steven Dexter
Production: Adam Blanshay Productions, Edward Johnson, and Steven M. Levy


Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches
Villiers Street


From: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Closes: Sunday 5 September 2021


Standard: £25 to £49.50

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