Pinocchio: The Boy WithinMonday 23 July 2018 - Tuesday 24 July 2018
23rd: 2pm & 6pm, 24th: 11am, 3pm, 7pm
Standard: £10, Concession: £9, Family: £35
A father longing for a son,
A boy craving excitement,
A mother’s love lighting the way.
Join Pinocchio as he journeys through the elements on his magical quest to become a real boy, but soon discovers that adventure is empty without the love of others.
Liverpool-based theatre company Cuckootales, present a brand new and enchanting family show, Pinocchio: The Boy Within this July.
This original production is written and directed by Pauline Morris and Gemma Hurst with music arranged and recorded by Felix Hagan and is performed by a local Liverpool cast who are joined by Helen O’Grady Drama Academy.
Characters from the shabby and sinister, to the pure and ethereal combine with a visually striking set. Puppets and costumes will capture the imagination of audiences of all ages, and the host of memorable songs are guaranteed to have you singing along.
Carlo Collodi’s classic story tells of the impoverished carpenter who lovingly carves a puppet son, Pinocchio. Magically springing to life but struggling with the ‘truth’ he embarks on a journey facing moral temptation and mortal peril. Finding that his nose grows with every lie he tells Pinocchio ultimately overcomes all obstacles to find ‘the boy within.’
This adaptation packed with humour focusses on the human bonds of friendship, family and compassion The timeless setting seems an unlikely and somewhat ‘grubby’ backdrop for our heroes but it is one capable of showing that ‘magic truly is a wonderful thing.’
The 11am show on 24th July will be a Relaxed Performance, perfect for anyone of any age with any special needs that would benefit from a more relaxed environment and as a special treat there be a ‘Meet and Greet’ with the cast after this show.
Cuckootales are a Liverpool based Theatre Company who aim is to provide high quality and affordable family entertainment to capture the imaginations of children and adults alike. The cast consists of Liverpool based actors, singers and dancers and the company strives to provide fair representations for female artists in leading parts.
Images and trailer courtesy of Andrew AB – Photography.