Disney’s ‘Winnie The Pooh’ stage musical to premiere in the UK next year

The show will start its national run next spring upon its world premiere in New York, where it was met with rave reviews. Featuring songs by the iconic songwriting team, the Sherman Brothers, the production features a new storyline narrated with incredible life-size figures.

It’s always a sunny day when Christopher Robin comes to play. Well, maybe not that literally now that he’s going to do it in motherland, but the thing is that Disney’s all-time favourite Winnie the Pooh is about to get it’s paws on the UK scene. Next spring, the timeless cartoon character will be reborn in a new acclaimed live adaptation by Jonathan Rockefeller, whose previous creations include such sure bets like The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Paddington Gets in a Jam – all of which featuring impressive puppetry. Coming all the way from New York, the show tells a new story starring all of the beloved friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, narrated through the songs of another Disney’s classic duo: the Sherman Brothers.

 “The music, the life-size puppets, and the charming performances are the perfect way to introduce (or re-introduce) audiences to live theatre”, says Rockefeller, “and this is a must-see show for Winnie the Pooh fans of all ages. I am thrilled to be entrusted to bring this celebrated character to the stage for new audiences as they join our adventure into the Hundred Acre Wood”.

Inspired by the beloved books by A. A. Milne and the classic Disney featurettes, the musical broke office records in advance booking and was met with excellent reviews. Produced by Rockefeller Productions in association with Disney Theatrical, the show will also display an original score by Nate Edmondson to accompany its new narrative, which will use life-size figures.

Winnie the Pooh will start performances in Spring 2023. Tickets are available on the following link.

By Guillermo Nazara

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