11 Apr — 4 May 2014
Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House$30 - $39
'Enough wit and magic to keep all the family spellbound.'
Sydney Theatre Company and Sydney Opera House present
a Windmill Theatre and State Theatre Company of
South Australia production
Based on the books by Carlo Collodi
Created by Rosemary Myers with writer Julianne O'Brien
A rollicking revision of the classic tale of a wooden boy with a nose for trouble
Once there was a lonely man with lots of love to give. He wanted a child so much that he carved himself a beautiful little boy. But the boy wanted the world - adventure, fame and the latest designer sneakers. He wanted more than his father could possibly give, and so he ran away to get it.
This is his story.
The classic tale by Carlo Collodi is given a 21st century spin and retold as a witty, rocking, music theatre spectacular; a mix of old time theatre fun and a celebration of the 'whatever' generation.
For kids brought up on Australian Idol, this fable of conscience and belonging is given a new dimension by the talented Windmill Theatre team that created Wizard of Oz (2009) and multi Helpmann Award-winning School Dance (2013).
Rosemary Myers directs a wonderfully physical performance from Nathan O'Keefe as Pinocchio, and School Dance favourite Jonathon Oxlade charms us as Cricket. This beautifully designed show is guaranteed to be feel-good fun for all the family.
Duration: 2 hours (including interval)
Warning: Recommended for ages 7+, contains strobe lighting effects
Family Program Patron: Gretel Packer