News Published 21 September 2011

Menier Announces Christmas Show

Mitch Sebastian to direct Pippin.

Natasha Tripney

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced its forthcoming show for the Christmas season. The south London theatre will be presenting a version of Stephen Schwartz’s musical Pippin.

The musical originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, which won five Tonys during its Broadway run in the 1970s. Director Mitch Sebastian will be leading the creative team for the Menier’s ‘high-concept’ revival which will incorporate Fosse’s original award-winning choreography. The Menier has a reputation for staging ambitious musical productions that often go on to transfer to the West End; past successes include versions of Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music, both of which later travelled to Broadway.   The theatre’s production of La Cage aux Folles was similarly successful.

Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell was recently revived to considerable acclaim by the Union Theatre and the same venue is now staging The Baker’s Wife, also by Schwartz, which opens this Friday.

Pippin opens on the 7th December with previews from the 22nd November. Tickets will be available to the general public from the 22nd September. For further information visit the Menier Chocolate Factory website.

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Natasha Tripney

Natasha co-founded Exeunt in 2011 and was editor until 2016. She's now lead critic and reviews editor for The Stage, and has written about theatre and the arts for the Guardian, Time Out, the Independent, Lonely Planet and Tortoise.

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