Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance.

The protagonist, Pippin, and his father, Charlemagne, derive their characters from two real-life individuals of the early Middle Ages, though the plot presents very little historical accuracy regarding either. Pippin was originally conceived by Stephen Schwartz as Pippin, Pippin, a student musical performed by Carnegie Mellon’s Scotch’n’Soda theatre troupe.

Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
Charlemagne Loz Keal
Catherine Heather Stockwell
Fastrada Kerry Magee
Berthe Lottie Walker
Leading Player Liz Caffrey
Pippin Mathew Madeley
Lewis Chris Alaru
Theo Oliver Shore
Dance Troupe Diego Avila
Dance Troupe Emma Knight
Dance Troupe Gemma Melhuish
Dance Troupe Helen Shore
Dance Troupe Jennifer Moorhead
Dance Troupe Juliet Manners
Dance Troupe Laura Crowley
Dance Troupe Louise Vinter
Dance Troupe Lucinda Thomson
Dance Troupe Lucinda Hennessy
Dance Troupe Rachel Williams
Dance Troupe Susannah Pink
Ensemble Beth Butterfield
Ensemble Beth Makariou
Ensemble Caroline Hayes
Ensemble Charlotte Shore
Ensemble Cormack Ross
Ensemble Darren Moss
Ensemble Fiona Auty
Ensemble Grace Early
Ensemble Greg Smith
Ensemble Harry Campbell
Ensemble Lucinda Jones
Ensemble Rosie Taylor
Ensemble Ruby Taylor
Ensemble Sian Walters
Ensemble Tom Cooper
Ensemble Tilly Shales

Creative Team

Role Name
Director Marc Batten
Musical Director Bernard Messenger
Choreographer Jennifer Moorhead
Production Manager Charlotte Preistley
Set Designer Wesley Henderson Roe
Lighting Gary Stevenson
Costumes Zoe Harvey-Lee
Costumes Francesca Page
Stage Manager Charlotte Preistley

Reviews & Awards

SWAN Awards

  • Nominated SWAN Award Best Supporting Female Performer in a Musical – Heather Stockwell

Show Date: October 2014

Venue: Hampton Hill Theatre

Rehearsal & Show Highlights

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