By: Nov. 16, 2019
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PIPPI LONGSTOCKING AT THE CIRKUS at Cirkus, Stockholm Pippi Longstocking at the Cirkus

A new musical with lyrics by Björn Ulveaus and music by Benny Andersson, the two Bs in ABBA and also know from their musicals Chess, Mamma Mia and Kristina from Duvemåla.

A magnificent musical circus performance based on Astrid Lindgren's story - by Tilde Björfors, Maria Blom, Magdalena Åberg and Björn Ulvaeus.

Song lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus to tunes by Sister Luc-Gabrielle, Vasilij Solovjov-Sedoj and others and previously released instrumental music by Benny Andersson.

Pop House Productions and Astrid Lindgren Aktiebolag are celebrating Pippi Långstrump's 75th anniversary in the summer of 2020 by putting together a fun, musical circus performance in collaboration with Cirkus Cirkör - PIPPI AT CIRKUS.

Björn Ulvaeus is an executive producer and responsible for the song lyrics to previously released instrumental music by Benny Andersson and others. The music will be performed live by a flying circus orchestra.

Cirkus Cirkör's founder, director and artistic director Tilde Björfors stands for circus director and alongside her is Maria Blom, director and playwright, who is responsible for the performance of the show. Together with Björn Ulvaeus, Maria Blom and Tilde Björfors have written the show's script, which is based on Astrid Lindgren's story of when Pippi, Tommy and Annika went on a circus and met the circus princess Miss Carmencita, the lindancer Elvira and the world's strongest man Starke Adolf. Magdalena Åberg is responsible for the stage design and costume design.

- I had the privilege of meeting Astrid many times and her calm, confident radiance with a bright glitter in her eyes always made a deep impression on me. Västervik, where I grew up, is only 5.5 km from her Vimmerby, so we are both small landers. I especially remember how proud I once was when she said "I was everything a real Emil". I have the deepest respect for her work and hope we can do something she could have been proud of, "says Björn Ulvaeus, executive producer.

- Imagine being able to join the audience when Pippi goes to the circus, it's totally irresistible! Pippi would love to play and not just sit in her place so this will be great fun. We are extremely excited about this opportunity to share the strong, independent, fun and brave Pippi in this phenomenal company, says Olle Nyman, CEO of Astrid Lindgren Aktiebolag.

Being able to do a circus at Circus is a dream come true. Finally, the manag should be filled with circus arts! Getting to do a circus with Pippi, the constant defender of the game and the imagination and the mistress of making the impossible possible, feels like a perfect way to celebrate Cirkör's 25 years and Pippi's 75 years! Right now we are in the midst of the fun-filled but challenging process where the different art forms of the creative team meet, bump and rub against each other. Our ambition is to create something new together that none of us could have imagined alone in our chambers. The ceiling height of the Circus will be fully utilized, both figuratively and physically! Pippi inspires us to dare to turn upside down on our different perspectives and be more courageous, says Tilde Björfors, director and artistic director of Cirkus Cirkör.

Premiere and Tickets:

PIPPI AT CIRKUS premieres at Circus on Friday, June 26, 2020 and is played all summer.

The tickets will be released on Monday, November 25, 2019 and will be sold through: www.cirkus.se


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