Pippin cast update at Menier Chocolate Factory.
Final cast members announced for the role of 'Berthe' in Pippin. Gay Soper (Berthe 24 Jan - 29 Jan 2012), Josie Lawrence (Berthe 07 Feb - 12 Feb 2012), Louise Gold (Berthe) returns from 30 Jan - 05 Feb 2012 and 14 - 25 Feb 2012.
Current Cast also includes Caroline Quentin (Berthe 10 - 22 Jan 2012), Harry Hepple (Pippin), Ian Kelsey (Charlemagne), Matt Rawle (Leading Player), Frances Ruffelle (Fastrada), Carly Bawden (Catherine), Stuart Neal (Theo), David Page (Lewis), Ben Bunce, Bob Harms, Holly James, Anabel Kutay, David McMullan and Kate Tydman.
Josie Lawrence is perhaps best known for her recent role as Manda Best in EastEnders. On stage she has appeared in Acorn Antiques, Much Ado, Frozen, The King & I and Picasso’s Women. Her TV credits include Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Fat Friends and Absolutely Fabulous.
Gay Soper's theatre credits include, Lend Me a Tenor, Marguerite, Les Miserables, Side By Side By Sondheim and Godspell.
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Roger O. Hirson
Directed and choreographed by Mitch Sebastian, produced by Menier Chocolate Factory, lighting by Ken Billington, sound by Gareth Owen, designed byTimothy Bird.
In this coming-of-age story, Pippin, heir to the throne of Charlemagne, ventures on a quest of self-discovery, but in doing so our hero must face the uncertain worlds of warfare, love, politics and religion.