Featuring a stunning score including classics Magic to Do and Corner of the Sky, Pippin was originally directed by the great Bob Fosse and recently completed a hugely successful Broadway revival. This new production spreads a darkness over the innocent tale of the exciting life and adventures of young Prince Pippin, told by a mysterious troupe of Victorian Vaudeville players who promise the audience ‘a finale you will remember for the rest of your lives…’

About Pippin:

Vaudeville, magic, comedy, romance – life is an adventure and Pippin has it all. A soul-searching exploration of one man’s journey to find himself, his place and purpose in life, Pippin is a musical about an ordinary man on an extraordinary journey.

Book by Roger O. Hirson, and Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre, and Guy James Theatrical
Jonathan O’Boyle
Aaron J Dootson
Maeve Black
William Whelton
Other info:
Musical direction by Zach Flis
Pippin Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Friday, 23 February, 2018
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 28 February, 2018
Available from: 
Wednesday, 21 March, 2018
Saturday, 24 March, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 24 March, 2018

Southwark Playhouse

77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest tube:
Elephant & Castle, Borough
Seating Plan:

Pippin Customer reviews

Our Pippin Review

I've long been obsessed with Pippin, the 1972 musical that launched Stephen Schwartz's career as a Broadway composer and supreme melodist. “Corner of the Sky”, the song in which the title character poetically sets out the journey towards finding purpose, meaning and contentment in his life that the show then goes on to show his pursuit of, may just be my single favourite song from any musical... Read more

Latest Pippin News & Features

Jonathan O'Boyle interview - 'Pippin shows that it can be difficult to deal with your own life, we can't all be Beyonce'
Monday, March 5, 2018

When I reviewed the London transfer for Pippin from the award-winning Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester for LondonTheatre.co.uk, I compared this production to a spectacular 2013 Broadway mounting of the 1972 musical and said that while I loved that one "for its extraordinary circus thrills, this unmissable production has even more integrity and dramatic conviction."

Casting announced for Pippin at Southwark Playhouse
Friday, January 19, 2018

Casting has been announced for the transfer of Tony Award-winning musical Pippin to Southwark Playhouse from the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. With a book by Roger O. Hirson, and music and lyrics from Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, Pippin tells the story of a young prince who searches for passion and adventure he wants injected back into his life. The musical first ran on Broadway in 1972 when it won five Tony Awards.

Pippin is set to transfer to Southwark Playhouse
Thursday, October 26, 2017

It has been announced that Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin will transfer to Southwark Playhouse in spring 2018. The score includes classics like "Magic to Do" and "Corner of the Sky" and has been composed by Grammy and Academy Award recipient Stephen Schwartz, well-known for devising the music for Wicked. Pippin was originally directed by Bob Fosse and recently completed a successful Broadway revival.

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