DISNEY’S “Winnie the Pooh” comes to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this summer

by Aishling Conway
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Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is delighted to announce that Disney’s Winnie the Pooh The Musical will make its Irish stage debut next summer.

Our friends Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Owl, Roo (and Tigger too!) are bringing The Hundred Acre Wood to Dublin from 28 – 30 July 2023. A.A. Milne’s beloved characters will all come to life on stage in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation. Tickets from €18.50 will go on sale on Friday 11 November at 9am through Ticketmaster

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.

Robbie Noonan as Tigger in Winnie the Pooh

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 Musical 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 and Paddington Gets in a Jam).

Benjamin Durham as Pooh in Winnie the Pooh

Inspired by the beloved books by A. A. Milne and the classic Disney featurettes, the production was welcomed in New York in 2021, where it broke theatre box office records for the largest advance, with rave reviews where it was called “Enchanting!” (Time Out);Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation is magical, sweet as honey, and full of humor. It’s a wholesome, delightful, enchanting piece of theatre,” (BroadwayWorld); “A perfect reintroduction to live theate.It’s a captivating adventure with spectacular puppetry,” (Mommy Poppins); “Charming and whimsical stage show that Pooh surpasses every expectation I had for it,” (The Laughing Place); Winnie the Pooh is delightfully first-rate,” (Theatre Pizzazz); “Irresistible. ‘Winnie the Pooh’ is sweeter than honey,” (DC Metro Arts); “An hour of bountiful joy,” (New York Theatre Guide); “Mesmerizing and lifestyle puppets and original Sherman Brothers tunes, the beautiful new Winnie the Pooh musical is must-see,” (Theatrely); “The wonderful thing about musicals is that musicals are wonderful things. The New ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Musical Is Sweeter than Honey,” (Toy Insider).

Tickets from €18.50 will go on sale on Friday 11 November at 9 am through Ticketmaster

PHOTOS – Pamela Raith

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