Preview: Winnie the Pooh: A New Musical Adaptation, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Preview: Winnie the Pooh: A New Musical Adaptation, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Disney’s iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl, and Tigger too have come to life in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation, which opens at Mayflower Theatre from Wednesday 31 May to Sunday 4 June.

Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, a new adventure is about to begin, 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, plus The More It Snows (featuring music by Carly Simon), and Sing Ho in a new arrangement.

Inspired by the beloved books by A. A. Milne and classic Disney, the production was welcomed in New York in 2021 – where it broke theatre box office records for the largest advance, and received rave reviews.

The UK premiere will be presented by Rockefeller Productions, in partnership with ROYO, and in association with Disney Theatrical Productions.

Winnie the Pooh will be played by Benjamin Durham (Young Frankenstein). 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, Harry Boyd, Alex Cardall, Chloe Gentles, Lottie Grogan and Robbie Noonan.

Tickets for Winnie the Pooh: A New Musical Adaptation (31 May – 4 June) are on sale at or 02380 711811.

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