The Adventures Of Pinocchio – A New Musical – UK Premiere
Off West End / Regional
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions present The Adventures Of Pinocchio
5-23 August 2015
Originally produced at the Chicago Shakespeare Festival, a new musical adaptation of the classic children’s story will receive its UK Premiere here at Greenwich Theatre this summer.
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.
The production 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).
The cast features Christian James as Pinocchio, Martin Neely (Les Misérables, Mary Poppins) as Geppetto, Rachael Louise Miller (Les Misérables, Joseph) as Fairy/Storyteller, Ceris Hine (Alice: A New Musical) as Cat/Puppet Master and James Charlton (The Light Princess) as Fox/Lampwick.
Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals
Directed by Bronagh Lagan
Musically Directed by Freddie Tapner
Set and Costume Design by Nik Corrall
Lighting Design by David Howe
Photos by Claire Bilyard