Galway’s students bring Pippin – The Musical to the Black Box theatre

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GUMS Pippin Launch: Pictured are NUI Galway students and members of Galway University Musical Society (GUMS) who will perform ‘Pippin – The Musical’, from 5-9 February in the Black Box Theatre.

The Galway University Musical Society is presenting its 19th annual show ‘Pippin – the Musical’ at the Black Box theatre.

Based on the premise of a mysterious troupe of performers led by a Leading Player, Pippin tells the story of a young prince on his search for meaning and significance.

Originally a 1972 musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson, Galway’s university students are bringing this hit to local audiences next month.

GUMS is an amateur society run by students with a passion for musicals.

Their work has been nominated many times at the Associations of Musical Societies awards, most recently for Best Choreography in 2017.

Every show they put on has been well received by audiences and critics alike throughout their years at NUI Galway.

Many of the performers in GUMS have been inspired to follow a career in drama and study musical theatre in London.

Speaking about the upcoming show, Auditor of GUMS Cian Elwood said, “Pippin is an amazing theatrical experience from the moment the audience sits down to the finale.”

“Be prepared to be blown away by the one of the best GUMS’ shows to hit the BlackBox stage,” he added.

NUI Galway Societies Officer Riona Hughes sai,: “From September the Musical Society has been rehearsing tirelessly for this year’s production of Pippin.

“We are all very excited to see what they have in store for all to see in the Black Box Theatre.”

Pippin is on at the Black Box Theatre next month from February 5 – 9 at 8pm each night.

Tickets are €15 or €12 for students and OAP, and can be purchased now at the Town Hall Theatre and the Socs Box in Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway or online at