A stage musical adaptation of Winnie The Pooh is coming to Manchester next year

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Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 3rd November 2022

The nostalgic magic of the Hundred Acre Wood is set to come to life on stage right here in Manchester city centre next year.

Disney’s iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and of course, their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (and don’t forget Tigger too) are all the stars of the show in this new beautifully-crafted musical stage adaptation that’s created by renowned family entertainment creator, Jonathan Rockefeller.

The beloved character of Winnie the Pooh has been an important part of childhood for so many people over the last 100 years.

But now, he’s starting a new all-singing-all-dancing life as a star of the stage.

Following what was a record-breaking New York premiere back in 2021, the Winnie the Pooh Show is heading out on a long-awaited tour of the UK in 2023.


It will be stopping off at the Manchester Opera House for a three-day run next July.

Featuring the Sherman Brothers’ classic Grammy Award-winning music, and along with further songs by original Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne, this fresh stage adaptation of a classic tale is told with stunning life-sized puppetry through the eyes of the characters we all know and love in a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood.

A Winnie The Pooh stage musical is coming to Manchester Opera House next year / Credit: Winnie the Pooh Show

All the puppets featured in the show were designed and constructed by a talented team of artists, designers, pattern makers, builders, welders, and fabricators.

Inspired by Disney’s original character designs, and Christopher Robin’s real-life counterparts, each larger-than-life size character is ‘full of fluff’, covered in fur or feathers, and has been built lovingly many times over to get their look and movements just right.

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Winnie The Pooh will be at Manchester Opera House from Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 July 2023, with tickets set to go on general sale from midday on Friday 4 November 2022


You can grab tickets here.

Featured Image – Winnie the Pooh Show