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    Pippin returns to Bridewell in a new production


    Fredrika
    • A leading London Theatre company is staging Pippin at the Bridewell Theatre, a venue which holds a special place in the history of the show. 

    The award-winning musical Pippin returns to the Bridewell Theatre from 9-19 May in a new production staged by Sedos, the City of London’s premier amateur theatre company.

    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.”

    Pippin

    Book by Roger O.Hirson

    Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

    Box office: sedos.co.uk

    9-19 May

    7.30pm, plus Saturday matinees at 2.30pm

    Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8EQ

    Tickets: £14.50-21

     

    CAST

     

    LEADING PLAYER | Corin Miller

    PIPPIN | Joe Thompson-Oubari

    CHARLEMAGNE | Kris Webb

    LEWIS | Paul Nicholas Dyke

    FASTRADA | Vicky Terry

    BERTHE | Annie Houseago

    CATHERINE | Charlie Welch 

     

    PLAYERS 

    Siobhan Aarons

    Toby Churchley

    Will Emery

    Tim Garrad

    Eloise Horton

    Clarissa Lonsdale

    Hannah Parker Smith

    Mark Siddall

    Becky Sweeney

    Vaughan Watts (dance captain)

    Sean Westwood


    CREATIVE TEAM 

    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

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