Performances are now underway for London’s National Theatre’s musical stage version of Pinocchio, based partly on the 1940 Disney film version and the original Carlo Collodi tales. Written for the stage by Dennis Kelly, the production features songs from the movie by Leigh Harline, Ned Washington and Paul J Smith, adapted by Martin Lowe.
Flip through photos of the show below:
Take a First Look at London’s National Theatre Production of Pinocchio
John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Once) directs a cast led by Joe Idris-Roberts as Pinocchio, along with Audrey Brisson (Jiminy Cricket), Annette McLaughlin (Blue Lady), David Langham (The Fox), David Kirkbride (Coachman), Dawn Sievewright (Lampy), and Gershwyn Eustache Jnr. (Stromboli).
Completing the cast are Stuart Angell, Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge, Stephanie Bron, James Charlton, Rebecca Jayne-Davies, Sarah Kameela Impey, Anabel Kutay, Michael Lin, Jack North, Clemmie Sveaas, Michael Taibi, Scarlet Wilderink, and Jack Wolfe.
The creative team is made up of designer, choreographer, and musical supervisor of the Tony-winning musical Once, respectively, Bob Crowley, Steven Hoggett, and Martin Lowe. Puppets are co-designed by Crowley and Toby Olie (War Horse). The book is by playwright Dennis Kelly (Matilda).