‘Time for a celebration!’ shouted Pippi, when she was back on her feet again. ‘We’ll celebrate until Villa Villekulla’s roof flies off!’
This year, it is 75 years since the first book about Pippi Longstocking was published. The books have since been published all over the world, in 77 languages. In 2020, celebrations will take place at Skansen in Stockholm, at Fez in Berlin, at Hay Festival in the UK, and many other places.
Celebrating Pippi's 75th Anniversary? Here are some suggestions!
To perform or entertain as Pippi Longstocking at a public event requires permission. Such permissions are only granted to plays with a pre-approved script. Please contact our theatre publishing house to find out more about theatrical rights.
Pippi-performances all year round at Fez Berlin
Pippi in Krakow, Poland, premiere 22 February
Pippi in Milan, Italy, premiere 7 March
Pippi in Austria, premiere 9 March
Pippi in Seinäjoki, Finland, premiere 14 March
Pippi in Sami, premiere in Kautokeino 8 April, touring Oslo, Tromso and more
Pippi in Malmö, Sweden, premiere 17 April, touring Skåne
Pippi-concert in Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, 25 April
Astrid Lindgren's World will open a new Pippi-area, 15 May
Pippi Celebrations at Skansen, Stockholm, 21-22 May
Pippi at Cirkus, Stockholm, premiere 26 June
Pippi Longstocking, A Musical Adventure, premiere in York, UK, 31 July
Pippi Celebrates Christmas, Oslo, Norway, premiere 14 November
Pop House Productions and the Astrid Lindgren Company are celebrating Pippi Longstocking’s 75th anniversary in the summer of 2020 with a fun, musical circus show in collaboration with Cirkus Cirkör. Björn Ulvaeus is the executive producer and responsible for the show’s lyrics to previously released instrumental music by Benny Andersson among others. The music will be performed live by a ‘flying’ circus orchestra.
Pippi of today is an initiative from The Astrid Lindgren Company in partnership with Save the Children supporting girls that are on the move. Pippi Longstocking was created by Astrid Lindgren, 75 years ago. The Second World War was ending, and millions of girls were on the move. Today many more girls are forced to leave their homes. They need to gather all their strength, courage and hope to tackle challenges and find their way to a brighter future. Support girls on the move - the Pippis of today!