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Pinocchio – from Sat 14 September

Sat 14 September 2019 - Sun 20 October 2019 at The Sydenham Centre
Show(s) at 2pm & 4pm every Sat & Sun (no perfs Sat 5/Sun 6 Oct)
Show lasts approximately 1 hour, suitable for families with children of all ages.

Tickets: £10 adults, £6 children aged 3+ (under 3’s free but must sit on laps)

SPONTANEOUS PRODUCTIONS in association with KIRKDALE BOOKSHOP presents:

About the Show

Adapted by JONATHAN KAUFMAN from the book by CARLO COLLODI
Additional dialogue and Italian dialogue by VALERIA IACAMPO

This new, magical version of the children’s classic tells the story of the little wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy. When Pinocchio runs away from his home, and the carpenter Geppetto who made him, his adventures with the puppet theatre, a dastardly Fox and a conniving Cat, the temptations of Playland and an unfortunate episode inside a whale, take him on a journey into the darkest recesses. Perhaps only the advice of an all-knowing Cricket and the Blue Fairy can save him from himself?

Spontaneous Productions’ 10th original show for families since Spring 2017 is one of the most magical yet. Using innovative shadow puppetry effects, original songs by Paul Tornbohm – based on well-known operatic arias – and choreography by actor-dancers Valeria Iacampo (Pinocchio) and Spontaneous regular Hjalmar Nordén (Geppetto) this promises to be a fantastic show for all ages. The cast is rounded off by the multi-talented Jimand Allotey as the Blue Fairy and Harlyqueen – Jimand was last seen as Anansi in Anansi the Spider, and we are thrilled she is returning to the Sydenham Centre for Pinocchio.

The Credits

  • Produced and directed by JONATHAN KAUFMAN
  • Songs and musical adaptations by PAUL TORNBOHM and YUMI MASHIKI (after PUCCINI, VERDI, BIZET and DI CAPUA)
  • Choreography by VALERIA IACAMPO and HJALMAR NORDÉN
  • Set and costume design by SALLY HARDCASTLE
  • Special FX by JOE KAUFMAN

Book Tickets

In person: Kirkdale Bookshop – 272 Kirkdale, Sydenham SE26 4RS
By phone: (Kirkdale Bookshop) 020 8778 4701
Online: booking closes 30 minutes before start time, but tickets may still be available on the door.
More on how to book

No performances Sat 5/Sun 6 Oct

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The Cast

VALERIA IACAMPO as Pinocchio
HJALMAR NORDÉN as Geppetto, Puppet Maestro, The Fox
JIMAND ALLOTEY as The Blue Fairy, Harlyqueen, The Cat, Lucignolo

The Audience Reviews

What audiences have said about our previous shows:

  • “Another superb show – we thoroughly enjoyed it! Very lucky to have this on our doorstep. Thank you!” (The Little Mermaid)
  • “Wonderful. Inventive. Entertaining.” (Goldilocks)
  • “Excellent script, good audience participation & very funny. Great family entertainment for the weekend” (Jack and the Beanstalk)

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