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Meet Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking

A storytelling performance by Danyah Miller. Produced by Oxford University Press and Wizard Presents. Supported by the Embassy of Sweden.

Sat 11 September 2021

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Nine-year-old Pippi is strong, brave and fearless. When she comes to live in her new home with her monkey and horse, but with no parents and no rules, she brings mischief, chaos and confusion to the folk of this ordinary and traditional town.

Pippi takes charge of her own crazy adventures, with her two new friends, Tommy and Annika. What else would you expect from the daughter of a swashbuckling pirate captain?

A beautifully-told storytelling performance followed by a treasure hunt!

In celebration of the 75th birthday of Astrid Lindgren’s much-loved Pippi Longstocking, acclaimed storyteller Danyah Miller (I Believe in Unicorns, Why the Whales Came, Perfectly Imperfect Women) and award-winning director Helena Middleton (Education, Education, Education, Star Seekers, Pippi Longstocking - The Musical Adventure) have created a playful and quirky one-woman storytelling performance with audience participation to introduce children to 'the strongest girl in the world'.

Find out how the self-sufficient, quick-witted and generous Pippi has inspired fans the world over, including Lauren Child, Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga and Cerys Matthews, to name just a few!

“"I have to tell you this – I’ve been a teacher for over 20 years and this is the best children’s show I’ve ever seen."” Audience member at Danyah's performance "I Believe in Unicorns"
““Danyah’s one of the great storytellers in this country…she brings stories to life in the most enchanting way.”” Author Michael Morpurgo
““I was really fascinated with this strong little girl that was the centre of everything, and she was almost magical in a way. She was stronger and tougher than anyone. She had super-human strength and I got a kick out of her."” Michelle Obama

Meet Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking

Performer Danyah Miller
Director Helena Middleton
Designer Kate Bunce

About Wizard Presents

Passionate about telling stories for the whole family The Wizard Presents team, led by artistic director Danyah Miller, create inspiring and compelling family shows and musicals for all ages.

Wizard Presents was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Soul Sister, inspired by the life and times of Ike and Tina Turner, created by John Miller and Pete Brooks. John Miller was also nominated for an Olivier Award for Only the Lonely - The Roy Orbison Story, which he co-wrote.

I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 before touring nationally and internationally. It received an Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence at Brighton Festival 2014 and an Audience Choice Award for Get Creative Family Arts Festival in 2015.

Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo, in association with Watford Palace Theatre, was on tour throughout 2016 and 2017.

Perfectly Imperfect Women, written by Danyah Miller, was ranked 6th top rated show in The List’s register of all Edinburgh shows.

Kika’s Birthday, written by John and Danyah Miller, completed a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018.

The Secret Garden, an interactive online project inspired by and based on the timeless story, was launched in 2021.

John Miller was lead creative producer on Pippi Longstocking - The Swashbuckling Musical Adventure, which opened to great critical success in Northampton for Christmas Season 2019, until to his untimely death in June 2017. We dedicate this production to him.



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