Roger O. Hirson (additional material by Bob Fosse)
28 February - 1 March 2024, 7pm
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre
£18, £12 concessions
As told by a travelling troupe of actors led by the cunning and charming Leading Player, Pippin is the story of a young prince, heir to the throne, who is searching for his own “corner of the sky.” Pippin returns from university certain that he will find a fulfilling purpose in life. As encouraged by the Leading Player, Pippin dabbles in bloody battle, romantic entanglements, and savvy political manoeuvres, only to discover that true happiness is more complicated than he thought. With infectious tunes by Stephen Schwartz and with inspiration from Bob Fosse, Pippin is both a humorous allegory about growing up and a dark tale of the danger of false appearances and empty promises.
Performed by our BTEC Musical Theatre students.
Running time: 2 hours including a 15 minute interval.
Content warning: This production contains themes of death and references to suicide and sex.