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.
The cast features Ryan Anderson as Pippin and Natalie McQueen as Catherine. The production is directed by Steven Dexter, with choreography by Nick Winston, musical supervision by Michael Bradley, design by David Shields, musical direction by Chris Ma, lighting by Aaron J Dootson, sound by Keegan Curran, and casting by Anne Vosser. It’s presented by Adam Blanshay Productions, Edward Johnson and Steven M Levy.
Pippin runs until 3 October 2021 at the Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL, with performances Tuesdays to Sundays at 7.30pm, matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets from £25-49.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
West End Best Friend – ★★★★★
Megan Webb: “All I could think was how incredible it was to see this fantastic cast give so much energy to this performance. Truly inspiring… This musical is a pure delight and a fascinating story – one all of you should see.”
Sophia Moss: “There is a real sense of joy in this performance. The actors are faultless, the choreography perfectly timed, the singing incredible, the attention to detail mesmerising. It’s very, very good! Go and get tickets – there’s magic to do.”
Lastminute Tickets – ★★★★★
Terry Eastham: “Ryan Anderson really shines in the role of Pippin. Like Pippin himself, the show is small in stature and big in aspiration. And boy does it deliver. Pippin held me spellbound… A heart-warming show that reminds us we are all mortal.”
Phillip Money: “A most enjoyable revival of Stephen Schwartz’s first big success – there is ‘Magic to Do’ in the round, underneath the arches at Charing Cross Theatre, the pace is unrelenting, and the hit list of songs comes thick and fast.”
Scott Matthewman: “Designer David Shields’ 1960s hippie setting spills out into the staging and decor of the Charing Cross Theatre’s circular stage, providing a visually sumptuous backdrop to proceedings… Pippin has found a staging which suits it to a tie-dyed T.”
“Another must-see gem from the mega-talented Stephen Schwartz. Pippin has definitively found a place where it undoubtedly belongs. It is a production that breathes life back into the West End. Don’t miss this magical journey to an enchanting and sublime place!”
Musical Theatre Musings – ★★★★
Sarah McPartlan: “This is an accomplished production of Pippin which was visually beautiful and sounded just as stunning. A wonderful vision for this odd show, realised well by the cast.”
Chris Omaweng: “The singing and dancing talent on display is a sight to behold in this bright and energetic production.”
“Oozing charisma and charm, Ryan Anderson ensures the audience are in the palm of his hand with a note-perfect version of the timeless classic Corner Of The Sky. Later, he showcases fantastic moves as well. Truly a star in the making.”
Alun Hood: “Cracking entertainment. Ryan Anderson makes a wondrously athletic Pippin, the three women in the company are flat-out stunning, Nick Winston’s choreography is consistently exhilarating, and there’s real magic from Aaron J Dootson’s transformative lighting design.”
Everything Theatre – ★★★★
Mike Carter: “This stripped-back Pippin defiantly kicks down the fourth wall and sets its high-energy cast free… There is huge talent on show across every aspect of Charing Cross Theatre’s revival – you should be beating a path to their door now that you can!”
Edward Lukes: “Among the many devotees of Stephen Schwartz’s musical, director Steven Dexter is an expert. Having staged this show at a pop-up venue last year, his intelligent take on the Summer of Love – now bigger and just as accomplished – does Pippin proud.”
Elaine Pinkus: “Director Steven Dexter and his creative team offer a stunning production of Stephen Schwartz’s great score, and with the enthusiasm of the talented tie-dyed cast, the magic is cast and the miracle of theatre is reignited.”
Kay Johal: “Pip-Tastick! Full of energy, bright colours and high jinx, this hippy trip is just the sugar rush that is required after a long absence from the West End – I felt the joy and love.”
Oliver Valentine: “The ensemble cast are impressive and Steven Dexter’s tight-knit direction, which effectively stages the piece in the round, is complimented by Nick Winston’s endlessly enterprising choreography.”
Mark Shenton: “A show that, as the opening number always promises, has ‘magic to do, just for you’; and that promise is gloriously fulfilled here, in a staging of nuance, rippling energy and heartbreaking pathos, too.”