Cast of Winnie the Pooh musical visit Ashdown Forest

The cast of Winnie the Pooh the musical at Ashdown Forest. Image - Danny Kaan

Ahead of the show opening in London, the cast paid a visit to where it all began.

The cast from the show spent time at Ashdown Forest, surrounded by the landscape that inspired the famous stories.

Creator A.A. Milne lived at the Forest and created the stories inspired by exploring with his young son, Christopher Robin. The cast visited the Winnie the Pooh store at Hartfield and the famous Pooh Sticks Bridge.

The cast at Pooh Sticks Bridge. Image © Danny Kaan

The show features life-sized puppetry of all the characters we know and love.

It also includes many of the original songs written by Robert and Richard Sherman, including 'Winnie the Pooh,' 'The Wonderful Thing About Tigger,' and 'A Rather Blustery Day.'

The run at The Riverside Studios in London begins on 17 March and runs until 23 May. The show has already premiered in New York and Chicago. A UK tour will then follow, including dates at Brighton's Theatre Royal.

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