Young People’s Theatre Newcastle

Pinocchio in the Herald – ‘Fun adventure returns’

Pinocchio hugging Geppetto

Pinocchio in the Herald – ‘Fun adventure returns’

Check out the story in the Newcastle Herald about our upcoming production of Pinocchio!

Thanks to Ken Longworth for the great article!

“Pinocchio has been one of YPT’s most popular works with people of all ages since it was adapted from Carlo Collodi’s novel by company co-founder William Ford and premiered in the mid-1950s. The show includes nine bright songs by another YPT stalwart, Glenda Price. And watchers are invariably in awe of how the staging team creates effects such as Pinocchio’s wooden nose lengthening as the Blue Fairy tries to stop him from telling lies, and how he is swallowed by a whale, Gargantuan, while trying to rescue Geppetto from a stormy sea. The other many colourful characters, some brought alive through puppetry, include a cricket called Claudius, who is appointed by the Blue Fairy to be Pinocchio’s conscience and a puppeteer who kidnaps Pinocchio.”

Read the Newcastle Herald article in full here.

Don’t miss out on tickets to this beloved classic. Opening at YPT these July school holidays, Pinocchio is a show for all ages from 2 – 102! Book tickets now.

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