Yesterday I met up with the cast and crew of Pippin to do a photo shoot after their performance at the Edinburgh Fringe. The show was great and very entertaining, go see it! My inner photographer was really enjoying the visual aspect, there were so many great scenes that I wanted to capture with my camera. No photos from it though, sorry. We did however get some great photos afterwards. More of that below.
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The original 1972 Broadway production of Stephen Schwartz (best known for his work on Wicked, Godspell, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Prince of Egypt) and Roger O. Hirson’s ‘Pippin’ won five Tony Awards, and the 2013 Broadway revival won another four.
The story is told by a troupe of actors, led by the ‘Leading Player’, a mysterious figure who breaks the fourth wall and blurs the distinction between the world of fiction and reality. The troupe stages the story of Pippin, a young prince who is searching for his place in the world. Rather than following a linear structure, the show resembles a picaresque adventure-story, consisting of a number of fantastical episodes: Pippin goes to war with the Visigoths, murders his father, becomes a tyrant, flees to the countryside and falls in love.
Pippin contains a masterful score by Stephen Schwartz, with upbeat pop-inspired numbers that propel the story along with wit and energy, and many of its memorable songs, from Pippin’s soaring ballad Corner of the Sky to Berthe’s rousing (and audience-participatory) anthem No Time at All, have become established classics.
Here are the photos from our photo shoot after the show.
Many thanks to the cast and crew for a really fun photoshoot! Go check out Pippin, one of the highlights of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
Reviews: Varsity (5/5), The Public Reviews (4.5/5)
Pippin – Oli MacFarlane
Leading Player – Caroline Sautter
Catherine – Ellie Coote
King Charles – Megan Henson
Fastrada – Yasmin Freeman
Berthe – Lucy Dickson
Lewis – Tom Taplin
Theo – Lily Lindon
Player – Amy Carmichael, Rían Hamill
Keys – Stephen Gage
Trumpet – Andy Smith
Guitar – Oscar Farley
Drums – Elspeth Collard
Trombone – Ewan Day-Collins
Director – John King
Producer – Lewis Scott, Harry Stockwell
Musical Director – Stephen Gage
Stage Manager – Eleanor Mitchell
Technical Director – David Stansby
Production Designer, Publicity Designer – Emily Newton
Lighting Designer – Sam Payne
Publicist, Deputy Stage Manager – Josie Wastell
Additional Choreography – Hao Feng
Cambridge Producer – Lian Wilkinson
Assistant Producer – Lydia Clark
Sound Designer – Ed Bray
Mighty Hazer – Mitchell Clarke
Pookie – Iain Harvey
Photographer – Johannes Hjorth
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