First Look at: Pinocchio, National Theatre

As previews get underway at the National Theatre, production images have been released for John Tiffany’s production. 

A scene from Pinocchio, centre Joe Idris-Roberts (Pinocchio)
(c) Manuel Harlan. 

Featuring songs and score from the Walt Disney film by Leigh Harline, Ned Washington and Paul J Smith, Pinocchio, John Tiffany’s production of Pinocchio is now in previews at the Lyttelton Theatre.

On a quest to be truly alive, Pinocchio leaves Geppetto’s workshop with Jiminy Cricket in tow. Their electrifying adventure takes them from alpine forests to Pleasure Island to the bottom of the ocean.

Audrey Brisson (Jiminy Cricket), James Charlton (Jiminy Cricket Puppeteer),Joe Idris-Roberts (Pinocchio). Image Manuel Harlan
(c) Manuel Harlan. 

Written by Dennis Kelly (Matilda the Musical) and adapted for the stage by Martin Lowe, this production features the classic music and songs from the Disney film including I’ve Got No Strings, Give a Little Whistle and When You Wish upon a Star in  new arrangements.

The production stars Joe Idris-Roberts (Pinocchio), Audrey Brisson (Jiminy Cricket), Mark Hadfield(Geppetto),Annette McLaughlin (Blue Lady), David Langham (The Fox), David Kirkbride (Coachman), Dawn Sievewright (Lampy), Gershwyn Eustache Jnr (Stromboli) together with Stuart Angell,Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge, Stephanie Bron, James Charlton, Rebecca Jayne-Davies, Sarah Kameela Impey, Anabel Kutay, Michael Lin, Jack North, Clemmie Sveaas, Michael Taibi, Scarlet Wilderink and Jack Wolfe.

David Langham as The Fox in Pinocchio. Image Manuel Harlan.jpg
(c) Manuel Harlan. 

The creative team for the production includes: design and puppet co-design by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Paule Constable, music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe, choreography by Steven Hoggett, puppetry and puppet co-design by Toby Olié, sound design by Simon Baker and illusions by Jamie Harrison.


Pinocchio continues to play at the National Theatre until the 7th April. For more information and to book tickets visit:

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