Pop House Productions and the Astrid Lindgren Company are celebrating Pippi Longstocking’s 75th anniversary in the summer of 2020 with a fun, musical circus show in collaboration with Cirkus Cirkör – PIPPI AT CIRKUS. Björn Ulvaeus is the executive producer and responsible for the show’s lyrics to previously released instrumental music by Benny Andersson among others. The music will be performed live by a ‘flying’ circus orchestra. Cirkus Cirkör’s founder, director and artistic director Tilde Björfors is the circus director and alongside her is Maria Blom, director and playwright, who is responsible for directing the actors. 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 to the circus and met the circus princess Miss Carmencita, the line dancer Elvira and the world’s strongest man Starke Adolf. Magdalena Åberg is responsible for the stage design and costume design.
From left: My Blomgren, Olle Nyman, Tilde Björfors, Björn Ulvaeus, Maria Blom, Magdalena Åberg, Ingmari Pagenkemper, Mikael Jernberg. Photo: Ivanda Silva for Zap PR “I had the privilege of meeting Astrid several 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 55 kilometres from her Vimmerby, so we are both Smålanders. I especially remember how proud I was when she said that...
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