Pinocchio comes to STC – check out the trailer!

Windmill Theatre makes a welcome return to Sydney, following the success of multi award-winning School Dance, with a rollicking revision of the classic tale of a wooden boy with a nose for trouble. Pinocchio, a show for all the family, plays at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House from 11 April – 4 May before touring to Broadway in 2015 for a season at New Victory Theater, New York. 

Pinnochio, coming to STC.
Pinnochio, coming to STC.

The much loved tale by Carlo Collodi is given a 21st century spin and retold as a witty, rocking, music theatre spectacular; a mix of classic theatre fun and a celebration of the ‘whatever’ generation.

Rosemary Myers directs a wonderfully physical performance from Nathan O’Keefe as Pinocchio, while School Dance favourite Jonathon Oxlade charms as Cricket and musical theatre icon Paul Capsis joins the cast as the mercurial Stromboli.

For kids brought up on Australian Idol, this fable of conscience and belonging is given a new dimension by the talented Windmill Theatre team, with catchy pop/rock ballads performed by live musicians.  This colourful and beautifully designed show will capture the imagination of the young, and young at heart.

Director: Rosemary Myers. Composer/Musical Director: Jethro Woodward. Designer: Jonathon Oxlade. Video Designer: Chris More. Lighting Designer: Geoff Cobham. Movement: Carol Wellman Kelly.

Cast: Paul Capsis, Danielle Catanzariti, Jude Henshall, Luke Joslin, Nathan O’Keefe, Jonathon Oxlade, Alirio Zavarce

Box Office: 02 9250 1777. Tickets: $40 – $70.

Check out the trailer below!

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and was the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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