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Announcing a joyous reimagining of Pippin – Grammy Award and Oscar-winner Stephen Schwartz’s Tony award-winning musical

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, at Charing Cross Theatre from Wednesday 30 June – Saturday 14 August.

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.

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.

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!”

Cast and full creative team to be announced.

‘Pippin’ is produced by Adam Blanshay Productions, Edward Johnson and Steven M. Levy.

Stephen Schwartz – Music & Lyrics
Stephen Schwartz is probably best known in the UK for his scores for ‘Wicked’ and ‘Godspell’. Other shows for which he wrote music and lyrics and which have been seen in the UK include: ‘The Prince of Egypt’ – currently running at the Dominion Theatre – ‘Pippin’; ‘The Baker’s Wife’; ‘Children of Eden’ and ‘Working’. He co-wrote the English texts with Leonard Bernstein for Bernstein’s ‘Mass’. For films, he collaborated with Alan Menken on the songs for Disney’s ‘Enchanted’, as well as the animated features ‘Pocahontas’ and ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and wrote the songs for the DreamWorks animated feature ‘The Prince Of Egypt’. Awards include: three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards and the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. Mr. Schwartz has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Stephen is Artistic Director of the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshops and serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild. A book about his career, ‘Defying Gravity’, is published by Applause Books.

Roger O. Hirson – Book
Roger O. Hirson – Writer. Father of David Hirson Awards and nominations: 1973 Tony Award Best Book of a Musical ‘Pippin’ [nominee] 1967 Tony Award Best Musical ‘Walking Happy’ [nominee] Productions: ‘Pippin’ Book [Original, Musical, Comedy] (Oct 23, 1972 – Jun 12, 1977). ‘Walking Happy’ Book [Original, Musical] (Nov 26, 1966 – Apr 22, 1967)

An earlier version of this production ran at the Garden Theatre from 8 Sept – 17 Oct 2020, produced by Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions.

Adam Blanshay Productions, Edward Johnson, and Steven M. Levy present…


Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson

Directed by Steven Dexter

Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL
Box office: 08444 930650

Wednesday 30 June – Saturday 14 August

Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday,  Saturday and Sunday at 3pm

Previews: £25.00 – £39.50
Premium seats £49.50 (includes a
programme and a glass of bubbly)

A booking fee applies to phone and internet orders; no booking fee to personal callers
The box office is open from 2 hours before curtain time on performance days for personal callers




Exclusive 48 pre-sale with The Theatre Café from Wednesday 9 June at 10am
Public on sale from 10am Friday 11 June

Originally Produced on the Broadway stage by Stuart Ostrow
Directed on the Broadway stage by Bob Fosse

2013 Broadway revival directed by Diane Paulus

Theo ending originally conceived in 1998 by Mitch Sebastian

An earlier version of this production ran at the Garden Theatre from 8 Sept – 17 Oct 2020, produced by Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions

Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited



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  • : The Garden Theatre at The Eagle, 349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London
  • : 08/09/2020
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  • : 11/10/2020
  • : Greater London
  • : Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Book by Roger O. Hirson. Produced by Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions
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  • : Previews: £16.00 + booking fee, General admission: £20.00 + booking fee