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Ends 5th September 2021.
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.
There’s magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson’s iconic and unforgettable musical masterpiece.
A major new London production of ‘Pippin’ for an ensemble cast of eight players will run for 7 weeks, staged in the round.
With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, ‘Pippin’ is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, ‘Pippin’ continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.
Director Steven Dexter said: “‘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.”
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!”
‘Pippin’ is produced by Adam Blanshay Productions, Edward Johnson and Steven M. Levy.
An earlier version of this production ran at the Garden Theatre from 8 Sept - 17 Oct 2020, produced by Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions.
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Tuesday to Sunday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 3pm and 7.30pm
Runs 2 hours 20 minutes approximately, including one interval.
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