The Adventures of Pinocchio
Director : Bronagh Lagan
Musical Director : James Taylor & Philip Shute
Choreographer: Anthony Whiteman
Set Design : Nik Corrall
Costume Deign: Nik Corrall
Light Designer : Edward Pagett
Sound Designer : Andrew Johnson
The British Theatre Academy announced this charming family musical to play at London’s Ambassadors Theatre.
This season followed the success of previous BTA summer shows, The Secret Garden, also at the Ambassadors Theatre and Annie Jr, which smashed box office records at the Arts Theatre.
Those shows gave over 500 youngsters the chance to act for the first time in the West End.
Written by the Broadway and Disney writing duo Neil Bartram and Brian Hill (The Story of My Life, Bedknobs And Broomsticks), The Adventures Of Pinocchio is based on Carlo Collodi’s classic tale of a wooden puppet longing to be a real boy, which ran from Friday July 28 – Thursday 31 August.
Carved out of wood by the lonely toymaker Geppetto, Pinocchio tumbles from one disastrous situation to another in search of adventure—only to discover that, in the end, all he really needs is an unselfish heart and the love of his father. Based on Carlo Collodi’s classic tale, the family musical illuminates the bond between parents and children.
Producer Matthew Chandler of the BTA said: “It is has been an incredible year for the BTA...For our summer season, more than 2,000 young people auditioned for The Adventures Of Pinocchio. In total we have 17 teams of actors performing The Adventures Of Pinocchio. This is a fantastic opportunity for all the youngsters involved.”