Ambitious young man Pippin is ready to change the world. But things are never that simple. Setting out to make his mark, Pippin dabbles with the horrors of war, the lure of sex and the sordid world of politics, failing at every turn. But there is someone Pippin can rely on. Someone he can trust. Someone who can help Pippin be remembered forever… in one final, extraordinary blaze of glory.
With its infectious and unforgettable score from four-time Grammy and three-time Oscar winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden) and its iconic choreography by Bob Fosse, Pippin has delighted audiences across the world since the original production in 1973. The most recent Broadway revival swept the New York awards circuit, including winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
The Sedos team are delighted to bring Pippin back to the Bridewell, a theatre that holds a special place in the history of the show. The now widely used “Theo ending” was first staged at the Bridewell exactly 20 years ago.
“It has been a pleasure exploring this deliciously dark show with such an incredibly dedicated and talented company, who have managed to put a new spin on such a well-loved story,” said Chris Adams, director of Sedos’ production of Pippin.
“As well as being packed with memorable, fun show-tunes, Pippin has a really intriguing darker edge, and we've taken inspiration from contemporary stories like Black Mirror and The Handmaid's Tale in our design. Our choreography combines modern twists with nods to the original routines created by Bob Fosse.
“I think audiences will be surprised by the show and will enjoy coming up with their own
ideas about what it all means. Despite being developed in the 1970s, it really does feel bang
up to date.”
Book by Roger O.Hirson
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Box office: sedos.co.uk
7.30pm, plus Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8EQ
LEADING PLAYER | Corin Miller
PIPPIN | Joe Thompson-Oubari
CHARLEMAGNE | Kris Webb
LEWIS | Paul Nicholas Dyke
FASTRADA | Vicky Terry
BERTHE | Annie Houseago
CATHERINE | Charlie Welch
Hannah Parker Smith
Vaughan Watts (dance captain)
DIRECTOR | Chris Adams
MUSICAL DIRECTOR | Sophie Wright
CHOREOGRAPHER | Paul Brookland-Williams
ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR | Ed Curry
CO-PRODUCERS | Lizzie Drapper and Pippa Kyle
LIGHTING DESIGNER | Oliver Levett
SET | Steven King
SOUND DESIGNER | Adrian Jeakins
COSTUMES | Clare Harding
TECHNICAL STAGE MANAGER | Giles Burden
IMAGE AND FLYER DESIGN | Rebecca Pitt
COMMITTEE LIAISON AND COMPANY STAGE MANAGER | Rebecca Chisholm
Photo caption: Leading Player (Corin Miller) at the forefront of the company
Photo credit: Michael Smith/Sedos