Pinocchio at the National theatre
National Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
A musical version of Disney’s Pinocchio comes to life at the National theatre
The National Theatre is reportedly finalising a deal with Disney to bring a musical version of 1940’s animated classic Pinocchio to the stage for Christmas 2017.
Directed by John Tiffany and written by Enda Walsh, the show will combine elements from the 1940 Disney animated movie and the original author Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio. With access to Disney’s archive, the production will feature classic songs such as When You Wish Upon A Star, Give A Little Whistle, Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor’s Life For Me), Little Wooden Head and I’ve Got No Strings. It may also include songs written for the original film but never used.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Pinocchio is the fairy tale story of a wooden puppet(marionette) who dreams of becoming a real boy. Carved from a piece of animated wood by the toy maker Gepetto, Pinocchio comes to life as a naughty and troublesome boy puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. With his conscious Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio embarks on a journey which culminates in him finding his true self and becoming a real boy.
WHO’S IN IT? PINOCCHIO CAST
To be announced
Directed by John Tiffany and written by Enda Walsh, with design by Bob Crowley and choreography and movement by Steven Hoggett.