All the Players: Who's joining Jon Carlton in Pippin in London?

18 Jan
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Jonathan Carlton and Genevieve Nicole in Pippin

Jon Carlton will reprise his title performance in PIPPIN, alongside Genevieve Nicole as The Leading Player, when Jonathan O'Boyle's acclaimed revival transfers from Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre to London's Southwark Playhouse next month. Who are the other players? Full casting now announced.

After Yank! and Hair, Jonathan O’Boyle’s revival of Stephen Schwartz’ Pippin becomes the third transfer from Manchester’s new Hope Mill Theatre in less than a year to London. It runs at Southwark Playhouse from 23 February to 24 March 2018, with a press night on 28 February. 

Jonathan Carlton will reprise his role as Pippin and Genevieve Nicole returning as The Leading Player. The principal cast is completed with Mairi Barclay, Bradley Judge, Tessa Kadler and Rhidian Marc. Players include Michelle Andrews, Andrew Halliday, Scott Hayward and Ellie Seaton. The London run is dedicated the memory of original Manchester cast member Olivia Faulkner, who died last November at the age of 19. The production will also be raising money for the Olivia Faulkner Foundation that was set up by Olivia’s family to help raise awareness and to support mental health in young people.

Vaudeville, magic, comedy, romance – life is an adventure and Pippin has it all. A soul-searching exploration of one man’s journey to find himself, his place and purpose in life, the multi-Tony Award-winning Pippin is a musical about an ordinary man on an extraordinary journey.

Featuring a score by Grammy and Academy Award recipient Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked) including classics Magic to Do and Corner of the Sky, Pippin was originally directed by Bob Fosse and recently completed a hugely successful Broadway revival. This production has musical direction by Zach Flis, design by Maeve Black, choreography by William Whelton and lighting by Aaron J Dootson. It’s produced by Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and Guy James Theatrical.


Jonathan Carlton plays Pippin. He trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. His credits includePippin (Hope Mill, Manchester), The Hired Man (Union Theatre), Whistle Down the Wind (NYMT Rose Theatre Kingston) and Songs for a New World (NYMT Bridewell Theatre). 

Genevieve Nicole plays The Leading Player. She trained at Laine Theatre Arts. Theatre credits include The Producers (UK Tour), The Golden Age of Dance (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Guys and Dolls (Savoy Theatre and Phoenix Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre), Spamalot (Palace Theatre), Miracle on 34thStreet (UK Tour), A Chorus Line (Palladium), Chicago, White Christmas (UK Tour). Television includes Tonight at the Palladium, Diet on the Dancefloor, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, This Morning, Top of the Pops and The F Word.