Pippi at the Cirkus

A sparkling circus musical based on Astrid Lindgren's beloved story

Take Sweden's most famous, bravest and strongest literary icon. Add to that one of the world's most spectacular circus companies - Cirkus Cirkör - and newly written song lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus. The result is a great remake of Astrid Lindgren's classic character and equally classic story. So get ready to see Pippi as you've never seen her in a newly written, sensational circus musical. Welcome to experience a gravity-defying whirlwind without safety nets, starring a dizzying ensemble and flying orchestra. Join in!

Together Björn Ulvaeus, Maria Blom and Tilde Björfors have written the show's script, which is based on Astrid Lindgren's story about 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 Strong Man Adolf. Magdalena Åberg created the show's scenography and costume design, and Maria Löfgren co-directed together with Tilde.

Like millions of other Swedes over the age of 2, I love Pippi Longstocking. In one of Astrid Lindgren’s stories, she goes to Circus with Annika and Tommy, and that story has inspired a newly written musical, which I have created together with a real circus company, the fantastic Cirkus Cirkör, and a lot of other talented people. In our show, Pippi is as she always is, although also a little different. We have interpreted what is between the lines in Astrid’s texts, and given it musical form.

Welcome to Circus this summer, we have given the ring a good rake!

Björn Ulvaeus

CAST 2022

Pippi: Ida Breimo
Pippi understudy: Lovisa Svensson
Ringmaster: 
Angela Wand
Prussiluskan: 
Anna Lagerkvist
Kling: 
Henrik Agger
Klang: 
Hamadi Khemiri
Klang: 
Aaron Hakala
The Juggler/Pierre: 
Petter Wadsten
Carmencita: 
Sara Sanchez Runsten
Strong Adolf: 
Axel Ahl
Elvira: 
Lisa Angberg
Henry 1: 
Nilas Kronlid
Henry 2: 
Lukas Ivanow
Tommy: 
Axel Adelöw
Tommy: 
Jack Bergenholtz Henriksson
Tommy: 
Oscar Svensson
Annika: 
Estrid Henricson
Annika: 
Leah Nyström
Annika: 
Siri Öhman
Annika: 
Benthe Börjesson Liebert

ORCHESTRA

Drums, percussion, xylophone, marimba, vocals: Per Svenner
Contrabass, vocals, keyboard: Christopher Ek
Guitar, violin, contrabass, vocals: 
Matilda Fritzell
Accordion, keyboard, trumpet, harmonica, vocals: 
Albin Grahn
Vocals, guitar, flute: 
Mija Folkesson

PRODUCTION

Creative Producer: Patrik Krall
Executive Producer: Björn Ulvaeus
Project Manager: 
Johanna Micski
Production Coordinator: 
Cornelia Karlsson
Technical Coordinator: 
Anders Amrén
Commercial Director: Åsa Nathell
Marketing: 
Lisa Wadell
Financial: 
Jeremy Evans
PR: 
Stephanie Bonn
Astrid Lindgren AB: 
Malin Billing
Ticketing Manager: 
Emilie Strandberg
Creative Director: Rickard Villard
Graphic Designer: Calle Reimers & Anders Westman
Photography: Mattias Lindbäck / Bildinstitutet

CREATIVE TEAM

Lyrics/Music/Script: Björn Ulvaeus
Circus Direction/Script: Tilde Björfors
Script: 
Maria Blom
Direction: 
Maria Löfgren
Scenography/Costume design: 
Magdalena Åberg
Wigmaker/Mask: Theresia Frisk
Musical Director: 
Mathias Venge
Sound Design: 
Mathias Winther
Light Design: 
Ellen Ruge
Light assistant: 
Robert Hvenström
Technical Circus Design
: Jesper Nikolaieff
Technical Circus Design: Ulf Poly Nylin
Props: Sara Selander
Mask assistant: Cais-Marie Björnlod
Choreographer: Ambra Succi
Stage Manager: Andréa Fleischer
Playwright: Gertrud Larsson
Direction assistant: Camilla Hammarström
Costume assistant: Barbro Lennartsdotter Söderholm

POPHOUSE

CEO: Per Sundin
CXO: Johan Almquist
Head of Marketing: 
Maja Granberg
Head of Brand: 
Kim Nyström
Community & Social Media Manager: 
Maria Elmqvist

CIRKUS

CEO (Cirkus Venues): Ingmari Pagenkemper
Head of Arena: Inge-Björn Mossige-Norheim
Head of Entertainment: Josefine Prihm
Ticketing Manager: 
Anna Hjertén
Food & Beverage Manager: 
Therese Nellmer

CIRKUS CIRKÖR

CEO: Elin Nordquist
CFO: Terese Larsson
Head of Marketing & Communications: 
Hillevi Berg Niska
Technical Circus Coordinator: 
Jesper Nikolajeff
Producer: 
Lina Dahlgren
Manager Arts & Production: Lena Kjellander Stockhaus

STAFF

Stage Manager: Andréa Fleischer
Manager, child actors: Marianne “Majsan” Persson
Stage Director: 
Stefan Sundin
Sound operator FOH: 
Mattias “Junior” Gustafsson
Monitor: Mattias Pousette
Backline: Joel Chew
Lights operator FOH: Robert Hvenström
Circus Technician /Head rigger: Mattias Lindström
Circus Technician /Rigger: Peter Hjelmqvist
1:st costume technician: Barbro Lennartsdotter Söderholm
2:nd costume technician: Michael Hillbom
Mask and wig technician: Yenny Marklund
Spotlight 1: Oscar Fallström
Spotlight 2: Jakob Lannebjer