Full casting for transfer of Pippin to Charing Cross Theatre

Last Updated on 18 June 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

Steven Dexter’s revival of Stephen Schwartz’s musical, Pippin, has found its cast for the transfer to London’s Charing Cross Theatre this summer

Pippin Charing Cross Theatre
Ryan Anderson, Ian Carlyle, Alex James-Hatton, Daniel Krikler, Gabrielle Lewis-Dodson, Natalie McQueen, Genevieve Nicole and Jaydon Vijn

Full casting has been announced for the production of Stephen Schwartz’s musical, Pippin, transferring to London’s Charing Cross Theatre.

Ryan Anderson returns to the title role that he played when Steven Dexter’s revival of the show premiered at the Garden Theatre at The Eagle in Vauxhall last summer.

Also returning is Daniel Krikler as Pippin’s father, Charles. 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.

They will be joined by Natalie McQueen as Catherine. She starred as Doralee in 9 to 5 the Musical at the Savoy Theatre and Lauren in Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre.

The Leading Player will be Ian Carlyle whose credits include Brit in the international tour of Bat Out of Hell. Lewis will be played by Alex James-Hatton who has appeared in the tour of Book of Mormon and Heathers in the West End.

Gabrielle Lewis-Dodson, whose roles include Maisie in The Boyfriend at Menier Chocolate Factory, will play Fastrada. Genevieve Nicole has been cast as Berthe and Jaydon Vijn as Theo.

The transfer to the Charing Cross Theatre is produced by Adam Blanshay Productions, Edward Johnson and Steven M Levy. Staged in the round, it runs from 30 June to 14 August 2021, with opening night on 5 July.

Set in the “Summer of Love” of 1967 when Schwartz first created the musical, it tells of Pippin, a young prince with extraordinary dreams and aspirations, on his quest to find passion, fulfilment and meaning.

For more about Pippin at the Charing Cross Theatre, click here.


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