Cast announced for PIPPIN at Charing Cross Theatre

A major new London production of ‘Pippin’ with an ensemble cast of eight, will be staged in the round, at Charing Cross Theatre from 30 June – 14 August 2021.

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.

‘Pippin’ is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. 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.

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!”

Ryan Anderson (Pippin) played Pippin last summer at the Garden Theatre. He was in ‘West Side Story’ (Curve) and ‘Bat Out of Hell’ (West End). Ian Carlyle (Leading Player) was Brit in ‘We Will Rock You’ (interational tour) and Four-Eyed Moe in ‘Five Guys Named Moe’. Alex James-Hatton (Lewis) Credits include: ‘Book Of Mormon’ (Tour), ‘Heathers’ (West End). Daniel Krikler (Charles) played Charles last summer at the Garden Theatre. He was in ‘Present Laughter’ and ‘4000 Miles’ at The Old Vic and will appear next in Larry Kramer’s ‘The Normal Heart’ at the National Theatre. Gabrielle Lewis-Dodson (Fastrada) was Maisie in ‘The Boyfriend’ at Menier Chocolate Factory and 1st cover Peggy Sawyer in  ‘42nd Street’ (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane). Natalie McQueen (Catherine) starred as Doralee in ‘9 to 5’ at the Savoy Theatre, Lauren in ‘Kinky Boots’ (Adelphi Theatre & live film recording), Mad Hatter in Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland (European Premiere). Genevieve Nicole (Berthe) West End credits include ‘Guys & Dolls’, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’  and ‘A Chorus Line’. Recent TV ‘The Grinch’ (NBC/Sky One) and ‘A Tale to Tell’ (Amazon). Jaydon Vijn (Theo) roles include Rocky 2 in ‘Starlight Express’ in Bochum, Germany and the ‘Mamma Mia!’ international tour.

Photo: Bonnie Britain