On Friday we ventured to Greenwich Theatre to watch the press performance of the new musical adaptation of the classic children’s story The Adventures of Pinocchio. Based on Carlo Collodi’s classic tale, 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.
We absolutely loved everything about the performance – The brilliant live music, clever staging & props, beautifully written script and the small cast of actors who played their parts to a tee.
The dialogue was a bit much for Hayden being 3 but he understood the gist of everything that was going on but he didn’t move a muscle throughout the whole performance. Every time we clapped at the end of a song he thought it had ended. The energy of the whole cast made it extremely enjoyable. His new favourite person is Pinocchio character to talk about – which means positive
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole show.
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).
Running Time: 55 minutes
Recommended age 5+
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
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Until Next Time… Charlotte x