Disney’s Winnie the Pooh has arrived in the UK

Written by on April 9, 2023


Disney’s Winnie the Pooh has arrived in the UK


Rockefeller Productions, in partnership with ROYO and in association with Disney Theatrical Productions, are delighted to announce the full cast for Disney’s Winnie the Pooh.

The UK and Ireland premiere has begun performances at London’s Riverside Studios (Hammersmith). The show will then tour the UK and Ireland until September 2023. Tickets for Riverside Studios and the UK & Ireland Tour are now on sale.

Sharing the role of Winnie the Pooh in London will be the previously announced Jake Bazel (who originated the role in New York) and Benjamin Durham (Young Frankenstein). Benjamin will play the title role on tour. The much-loved characters of Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo will be brought to life by an ensemble of performers, including Laura Bacon (Britain’s Got Talent, Star Wars), Harry Boyd (The Play That Goes Wrong, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), Alex Cardall (Evita, The Osmonds: A New Musical), Chloe Gentles (Mamma Mia!, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Lottie Grogan (Smurfs Save Spring: The Musical, The Lips for Puppets with Guys) and Robbie Noonan (Avenue Q UK Tour, Jack and the Beanstalk).

Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, a new adventure is about to happen. A.A. Milne’s beloved characters, Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl (and Tigger too!), will all arrive on stage in a beautifully-crafted musical stage adaptation.

In a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood, this fresh stage adaptation is told with impressive life-size puppetry, exciting new stories and featuring characters that have played iconic roles in the lives of children for generations. Accompanying the modern narrative is an original score by Nate Edmondson, featuring some of the Grammy award-winning songs written by the Sherman Brothers for the original animated features, including Winnie the Pooh, The Blustery Day, The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers and Whoop-De-Dooper Bounce, plus A.A. Milne’s The More It Snows (featuring music by Carly Simon) and Sing Ho in a new arrangement.

Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation is developed and presented by renowned family entertainment creator Jonathan Rockefeller (whose spectacular puppetry is omnipresent in the acclaimed productions of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Paddington Gets in a Jam and Sesame Street the Musical).

Get more information from the official site HERE.

Tour Schedule

17 March – 21 May
Riverside Studios
Relaxed Performance: Thursday 13 April

31 May – 4 June
Southampton Mayflower Theatre

9 – 11 June
Milton Keynes Theatre

16 – 18 June
Birmingham Hippodrome

20 – 22 June
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

23 – 25 June
Brighton Theatre Royal

28 June – 1 July
Nottingham Theatre Royal

7 – 9 July
Richmond Theatre

14 – 16 July
Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre

18 – 19 July
Edinburgh Festival Theatre

20 – 22 July
Glasgow Kings Theatre

24 – 26 July
Manchester Opera House

28 – 30 July
Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre

1 – 2 August
York Grand Opera House

3 – 5 August
Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre

7 – 9 August
Newcastle Theatre Royal

11 – 13 August
Guildford Yvonne Arnaud

14 – 16 August
Blackpool Grand Theatre

18 – 20 August
Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

25 – 27 August
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

29 – 30 August
High Wycombe Wycombe Swan

31 August – 2 Sept
Cheltenham Everyman Theatre


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