No need to wish upon a star: the National Theatre have announced a new production of Pinocchio

16 Jun
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Pinocchio will play at the National Theatre from December...

We won't be growing any long noses in the #StageFaves office because it's totally true - PINOCCHIO is coming to the National Theatre this winter as part of the newly announced season (which includes the #StageFaves-filled FOLLIES). With the writing brains behind the RSC's MATILDA and with songs and score from the original Walt Disney film, it's certainly going to be a treat for all the family...

On a quest to be truly alive, Pinocchio leaves Geppetto’s workshop with Jiminy Cricket in tow. Their electrifying adventure takes them from alpine forests to Pleasure Island to the bottom of the ocean. This spectacular new production brings together the director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the writer of Matilda the Musical.

For the first time on stage, featuring unforgettable music and songs from the Walt Disney film including I’ve Got No Strings, Give a Little Whistle and When You Wish upon a Star in dazzling new arrangements, Pinocchio comes to life as never before.

PINOCCHIO is written by Dennis Kelly, with songs and score from the Walt Disney film by Leigh Harline, Ned Washington and Paul J Smith, adapted by Martin Lowe. It previews from 1 December 2017, with a press night 13 December, and is on sale until 7 April 2018.

The cast includes: Joe Idris-Roberts (Pinocchio), Audrey Brisson (Jiminy Cricket), Annette McLaughlin (Blue Lady), David Langham (The Fox), David Kirkbride (Coachman), Dawn Sievewright (Lampy), Chris Jarman (Stromboli) together with Stuart Angell, Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge, Stephanie Bron, James Charlton, Rebecca Jayne-Davies, Sarah Kameela Impey, Anabel Kutay, Michael Lin, Jack North, Clemmie Sveaas, Michael Taibi, Scarlet Wilderink and Jack Wolfe.

With design and puppet co-design by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Paule Constable, music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe, choreography by Steven Hoggett, puppetry and puppet co-design by Toby Olié, sound design by Simon Baker and illusions by Jamie Harrison.

Tags: Casting , New shows