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Meet Astrid Lingren's
Pippi Longstocking

Storytelling Performance by Sofie Miller (US) or Danyah Miller (UK)

Adapted for the stage by Helena Middleton and Danyah Miller
in association with Oxford University Press and The Astrid Lindgren Company

Supported by the Embassy of Sweden

Running time: 40 minutes

Suitable for everyone from 4 – 104 years old

Nine-year-old Pippi is strong, brave and fearless. When she comes to live in her new home with her monkey and horse but with no parents and no rules, she brings mischief, chaos and confusion to the folk of this ordinary and traditional town. Pippi takes charge of her own crazy adventures, with her two new friends, Tommy and Annika. What else would you expect from the daughter of a swashbuckling pirate captain?


In celebration of the 75th birthday of Astrid Lindgren’s much-loved Pippi Longstocking, acclaimed storyteller Danyah Miller (I Believe in Unicorns, Why the Whales Came, Perfectly Imperfect Women), performer Sofie Miller (Never Stop Loving You) and award-winning director Helena Middleton (Education, Education, Education, Star Seekers, Pippi Longstocking – The Musical Adventure) have created a playful and quirky solo storytelling performance with audience participation to introduce children to ‘the strongest girl in the world’. Find out how the self-sufficient, quick-witted and generous Pippi has inspired fans the world over, including Lauren Child, Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga and Cerys Matthews, to name just a few!

“I was really fascinated with this strong little girl that was the centre of everything, and she was almost magical in a way. She was stronger and tougher than anyone. She had super-human strength, and I got a kick out of her.”- Michelle Obama

About The Company

Award winning storyteller Danyah Miller is passionate about stories and storytelling. The aim of her company is to ensure that inspiring stories are available to every family, everywhere. In association with a range of outstanding creative practitioners and associates, she creates compelling family shows for all ages.

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