It has been announced that Manchester will see a city premiere of the musical show Pippin this summer.

The revival of the musical will run from 25th August to 23rd September in the 150 seat Hope Mill Theatre.

Pippin is the latest collaboration between Hope Mill Theatre and Aria Entertainment.

The production is the fourth show from Hope Mill Theatre and Aria Entertainment, who first joined forces in January 2016 to spearhead the arts venue as a platform to bring new musical theatre to the North. 

Group bookings are available online. 

Synopsis: Pippin

Pippin 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 than he thought.

The production is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle and co-produced by Guy James.

Pippin was written by Roger O. Hirson and has a score from composer Stephen Schwartz who also composed the music for Wicked.

More information about Pippin

Aria Entertainment’s producer and company director Katy Lipson, said: “Once again I am delighted to be working at Hope Mill Theatre on our fourth collaboration, Pippin by the renowned composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz.

“We continue to bring work which is accessible but challenges audiences both old and new. We feel Pippin is the perfect musical to follow our productions of Parade, Hair and Yank and we are excited to continue bringing intimate, powerful fringe theatre to Manchester’s audiences, this time joined by our trusted co-producer Guy James.”

Co-producer Guy James added: “I’m thrilled to be bringing this stunning musical to The Hope Mill. The score of Pippin has always been one of my favourites with its compelling adventure story of a man’s search for meaning and significance in his life, and Stephen Schwartz’s brilliant score with sweeping ballads like Corner Of The Sky and Broadway staples like No Time At All.”

For more information, visit: www.hopemilltheatre.co.uk.