A new musical adaptation of the classic children’s story The Adventures of Pinocchio will arrive in London Summer 2015, playing at Greenwich Theatre from Wednesday 5th to Sunday 23rd August.
Based on Carlo Collodi’s classic tale, Pinocchio tells the story of a wooden puppet yearning to be a real boy. Carved out of wood by the lonely toymaker Geppetto, Pinocchio tumbles from one disastrous situation to another in search of adventure – only to discover that, in the end, all he really needs is an unselfish heart and the love of his father.
Written by the Broadway and Disney writing duo Neil Bartram and Brian Hill (The Story of My Life, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), this family musical brings a new vision of the timeless story to the stage, springing to life with inventive and awe-inspiring puppetry, live musicians, singers and performers.
Originally produced at the Chicago Shakespeare Festival, this production will be its UK Premiere. It will be directed by Bronagh Lagan (Portia Coughlan, Girlfriends, Rags In Concert) with Musical Direction by Freddie Tapner (Girlfriends, Mr Swallow The Musical, The Sorrows Of Satan). Produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Guy James and Ilai Szpiezak for Szpiezak Productions in association with Greenwich Theatre, by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals.
Recommended age 5+.
Casting is to be announced.
WEDNESDAY 5 – SUNDAY 23 AUGUST 2015
GREENWICH THEATRE, Crooms Hill, SE10 8ES
Press Performance: Friday 7 August, 3.00pm
Performances: Tuesday – Friday 3.00pm, Saturday 12.00pm, Sunday 12.00pm and 3.00pm
Tickets: £15, £12.50 (Concessions), £10 (Children), £40 (Family Ticket), £10 (Previews)
Box Office 020 8858 7755 | www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk
Tuesday 28th April 2015