Pippin musical for Hope Mill Theatre

David Upton

The latest musical collaboration at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre is a revival of the award-winning Broadway musical Pippin.

The show will receive its Manchester première at the award winning theatre with a four-week run from August 25 to September 23.

The full cast is Mairi Barclay as Fastrada / Berthe (A Damsel In Distress), Jonathan Carlton as Pippin (The Hired Man), Bradley Judge as Lewis (Yank!), Tessa Kadler as Catherine (Carousel), Rhidian Marc as Charles (Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables) and Genevieve Nicole as Leading Player (Chicago, The Producers).

It tells the story of a young prince, the heir to a throne, and his journey to find meaning to life—only to discover true happiness is more complicated.

The Tony Award-winning musical was written by Roger O Hirson and features a score from Stephen Schwartz, who composed the musical Wicked.