Pippi at the Cirkus

Stockholm (SE)June 15 – August 20, 2023Cirkus, DjurgårdenTickets

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.

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 colorful 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


An endlessly eventful and astonishingly cool circus show with extra everything.

Svenska Dagbladet

It is the music and the circus arts that drive everything forward. There are acrobats, people who walk on ropes, bounce on trampolines, sometimes one of the musicians also plays high up in the air.


Towards the end, the euphoria is total. The audience jumps in the bench rows.


Having Cirkus Cirkör's multi-talented new circus artists meet Pippi Longstocking is a stroke of luck, as is letting the music and the excellent circus orchestra play a leading role. It's swinging in the ring!

Svenska Dagbladet

New songs by Björn Ulvaeus

In the performance you'll hear newly written songs and new lyrics to instrumentals by Benny Andersson, Vladimir Shainsky and Ángel G. Villoldo.

Ensemble & Crew 2023


Ensemble & Crew 2022

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


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


Creative Producer: Patrik Krall
Executive Producer: Björn Ulvaeus
Project Manager: 
Johanna Micski
Production Coordinator: 
Cornelia Karlsson
Technical Coordinator: 
Anders Amrén
Commercial Director: Åsa Nathell
Lisa Wadell
Jeremy Evans
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


Lyrics/Music/Script: Björn Ulvaeus
Circus Direction/Script: Tilde Björfors
Maria Blom
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


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


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


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


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