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Pippi Longstocking


Royal & Derngate, 2019

Nine-year-old Pippi is strong, brave and fearless. When she comes to live in her new home with her monkey and horse but with no parents and no rules, she brings mischief, chaos and confusion to the folk of this ordinary Midlands town. Pippi takes charge of her own crazy adventures, with her two new friends, Tommy and Annika. What else would you expect from the daughter of a swashbuckling pirate captain?

“Mischief isn’t something you think up, it just happens” – Astrid Lindgren

Celebrating 75 years since Astrid Lindgren first conceived Pippi Longstocking as “the strongest girl in the world”, this spectacular world premiere of one of our best loved children’s books will burst onto the stage in an epic musical Christmas adventure created especially for Christmas audiences.

Adapted by Mike Akers (Peter Pan) and composed by Stu Barker, whose West End and Broadway credits with Kneehigh Theatre Company include Brief Encounter and The Red Shoes, this joyful production will be directed by The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Jesse Jones and Helena Middleton.

Matthew Churcher 
Philippa Hogg

Scott Brooks

Hanora Kamen

Rowena Lennon


Alex Parry

Luke Potter

Director:  Jesse Jones & Helena Middleton

Designer:  Katie Sykes

Dramaturg:  Mike Akers

Music:  Stu Barker


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Astrid Lindgren’s nine-year-old rebel is suitably anarchic and altruistic in a festive musical show that leaves you chuckling

The Guardian


Non-Stop Anarchic Fun  

The Stage


The children in our party were spellbound 

Broadway World


Makes you look at yourself and ask, 'whatever happened to my own childlike curiosity?'

What's on Stage


They all pitch in, from Matthew Churcher's top-class percussion to Hanora Kamen's delightful toy trumpet-playing monkey

What's on Stage


A fun, energetic, free-spirited show that will make everyone young, old and

in-between feel childlike and leave you with a big smile on your face! 

Nicole Navigates Northampton


A family experience to remember




Making the show

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