New production of Pinocchio to host school talks

Date Posted: 28/11/2017

Disney Theatrical Productions will be staging Pinocchio at the Lyttelton Theatre, one of three inside the National Theatre in London, and will also provide talks and workshops suitable for school groups.

The show, which follows the tale of toy maker Geppetto and his creation Pinocchio, will open on 1st December and run until 10th April 2018.

Pinocchio: suitable for learning 

School groups will watch as Geppetto creates a puppet called Pinocchio, who comes to life. On a quest to be truly alive, Pinocchio leaves Geppetto’s workshop with Jiminy Cricket his companion and conscience, in tow. Their adventure takes them from alpine forests to Pleasure Island to the bottom of the ocean.

The show will feature music and songs from the Walt Disney film by the same name, including I’ve Got No Strings, Give a Little Whistle and When You Wish upon a Star.

Various talks will be available to coincide with the production, which are suitable for schools, including The Craft of Puppets on 16th December, Bob Crowley and Toby Olié on 14th December, Fairy Tale: The Dark Out There with Marina Warner on 11th January, Creating the world of Pinocchio on 27th January, and Dennis Kelly on Pinocchio on Friday 16th February.

Workshops will also be available with details to be announced shortly.

More about the show

Pinocchio is presented by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher. This new production is brought to the stage by a team including John Tiffany, the director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Dennis Kelly, the writer of Matilda the Musical.

 Joe Idris-Roberts will play the title role, with Aubrey Brisson as Jiminy Cricket and David Langham as the Fox.  

For more information and to make a school booking, visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

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