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Pinocchio – National Theatre, London

Writer: Dennis Kelly Director: John Tiffany Reviewer: Richard Maguire The National’s Christmas show Pinocchio is a hybrid affair with The Fox and The Coachman played as old-fashioned pantomime villains while slickly choreographed numbers are straight out of a West End musical. But despite the cast’s best efforts, it’s the wooden actors who steal the show here. The puppet creations designed ...

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Jasmin Vardimon Company: Pinocchio – The Lowry, Salford

Pinocchio runs among dancers dressed as Donkeys

Artistic Director and Choreographer: Jasmin Vardimon Reviewer: Peter Jacobs For Jasmin Vardimon – one of the UK’s most original and creative dance theatre-makers – the decision to tackle a classic or children’s story as her next project - to create an adaptation of Pinocchio - may seem odd at first. But her style of cleverly articulated physical theatre, big characterisation, ...

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Pinocchio – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Carlo Collodi Adapted: Jasmin Vardimon Director: Jasmin Vardimon Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts The much-loved story of Pinocchio is one that the majority of people are familiar with. Whether through the bright, primary-coloured Disney animation or Carlo Collodi's original tale The Adventures of Pinocchio, the story of a little wooden puppet is one that has no doubt pulled our heart strings ...

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Pinocchio- St Paul’s Church, London

Director: Dan Winder Writer: Dan Winder Composer: Candida Caldicot Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh   Pinocchio, the world’s most famous puppet comes to life courtesy of Iris Theatre as part of their acclaimed summer season, now in its seventh year at St Paul’s Church. This open-air production is faithful to Carlo Collodi’s 1883 classic tale by beginning with bereaved Geppetto (Jonathon Mulquin) ...

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Pinocchio – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Michael Rosen Director: Sarah Brigham Reviewer: Claire Going It is a real challenge to hold the attention of small children for a whole hour, but Hiccup Theatre make it look easy. Their delightfully energetic stage adaptation of the timeless adventures of Pinocchio effortlessly succeeds in keeping a young audience both enthralled and entertained, and they even manage to amuse ...

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