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The high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical PIPPIN is coming to Australia, opening at the Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star for an exclusive season from 24 November 2020. 

The role of the young and confused protagonist Pippin will be played by Ainsley Melham,  who performed the title role in Aladdin on Broadway and across Australia. The charming and manipulative Leading Player, the ultimate ringmaster of the show, will be Gabrielle McClinton, who played the role on Broadway and beyond. Returning to the stage after an extraordinary award-winning career on television is Kerri-Anne Kennerley who will play Berthe, Pippin’s saucy grandmother. 

Simon Burke (Les Misérables, La Cage Aux Folles in London’s West End) will play Charles,  Pippin’s demanding father, while Lucy Maunder (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,  Beautiful) will be playing Catherine, a widow and mother who falls in love with Pippin. In the  role of Pippin’s conniving stepmother Fastrada will be Leslie Bell (Broadway’s Chicago and  Ragtime), with Euan Doidge (Les Misérables, Kinky Boots) playing the role of her son Lewis,  Pippin’s half-brother.   Continue reading PIPPIN COMING TO THE LYRIC THEATRE THIS MONTH


William Wheeler, Ryan Yeates, George Halahan-Cantwell, Andy Alexander

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced the four young boys who will share the role of Theo in the high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical PIPPIN which opens at the Sydney Lyric at The Star for an exclusive season from 24 November 2020.

The young actors are Andy Alexander (11 years old, from Lilyfield), George Halahan-Cantwell (12, Erskineville), William Wheeler (12, Rodd Point) and Ryan Yeates (15, Canada Bay).

They join the previously announced stellar cast of Ainsley Melham as Pippin, Gabrielle McClinton as Leading Player, Kerri-Anne Kennerley as Pippin’s saucy grandmother Berthe, Simon Burke as Pippin’s demanding father Charles, Lucy Maunder as Catherine, Leslie Bell as Pippin’s stepmother Fastrada, and Euan Doidge as Lewis, Pippin’s half-brother. Continue reading FINAL YOUNG CAST MEMBERS ANNOUNCED FOR ‘PIPPIN’