Winnie the Pooh – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

A new adventure is about to begin… Winnie the Pooh the musical is coming to Guildford this summer holiday.

Robbie Noonan & Benjamin Durham in Winnie the Pooh (Photo by Pamela Raith).

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh is coming to Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, and he’s bringing along all his famous friends from Hundred Acre Wood. Tickets for Friday 11th to Sunday 13th August are on sale now.

The production will be presented by Rockefeller Productions, in partnership with ROYO, and in association with Disney Theatrical Productions.

Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, a new adventure is about to happen. A.A. Milne’s beloved characters, Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl (and Tigger too!), will all arrive on stage in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation. 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.

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 New Musical Adaptation 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). 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)

The role of Winnie the Pooh will be played by Benjamin Durham (Young Frankenstein). The much-loved characters of Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo will be brought to life by an ensemble of performers, including Laura Bacon (Britain’s Got Talent, Star Wars), Harry Boyd (The Play That Goes Wrong, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), Alex Cardall (Evita, The Osmonds: A New Musical), Chloe Gentles (Mamma Mia!, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Lottie Grogan (Smurfs Save Spring: The Musical, The Lips for Puppets with Guys) and Robbie Noonan (Avenue Q UK Tour, Jack and the Beanstalk).

Benjamin Durham as Pooh in Winnie the Pooh (Photo by Pamela Raith).

Find out more

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX
Box Office: 01483 44 00 00