The team behind the revival of the award winning Broadway musical Pippin have now announced the full cast and creative team for its four week Manchester run.
The full cast for Pippin has been announced as Mairi Barclay as Fastrada/Berthe (A Damsel In Distress); Jonathan Carlton as Pippin (The Hired Man); Bradley Judge as Lewis (Yank!); Tessa Kadler as Catherine (Carousel); Rhidian Marc as Charles (Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables); and Genevieve Nicole as Leading Player (Chicago, The Producers).
Pippin will be directed in Manchester by Jonathan O’Boyle (director of Hair, resident director of American in Paris) and co-produced by Guy James; Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment; and Joseph Houston and William Whelton for Hope Mill Theatre.
The creative team also includes musical director Zach Flis, choreographer William Whelton, designer Maeve Black; lighting designer Aaron J Dootson; and sound designer Chris Bogg.
What is Pippin about?
Pippin tells the story of a young prince, the heir to a throne, and his journey to find meaning to life – only to discover true happiness is more complicated than he thought.
The Tony Award-winning musical was written by Roger O. Hirson and features a score from composer Stephen Schwartz, who composed the global smash hit musical Wicked.
Speaking about the show, director Jonathan O’Boyle commented, “Pippin is an extraordinary musical from the genius that is Stephen Schwartz, and it’s a real thrill to be working on this production which will premiere at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre. We had such a euphoric response to our production of Hair last year, that I cannot wait to bring this magical Broadway sensation to Manchester – where it receives its regional premiere. We are delighted to be working with such a talented cast, who have individually appeared in some of the greatest musicals of our time. Rehearsals are underway and are going extremely well. We are reinventing Pippin for the intimate space at Hope Mill and excited to welcome audiences to share the magic of this special production.”
The show is the fourth collaboration between Hope Mill Theatre and Aria Entertainment. The two first came together in January 2016 to spearhead the 150-seater Ancoats arts venue as a platform to showcase, revive and bring new musical theatre to the North.
Where and when is Pippin performed in Manchester?
Pippin runs for four weeks at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre – 25 August until 23 September. Showings are at 7.30pm (Monday-Saturday); 6pm (Sundays) with matinee performances at 2.30pm on Saturdays. Tickets are priced £22/£24 (concessions £18/£20).