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Becoming Human: Pinocchio Retold

18 November, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

‘Becoming Human: Pinocchio Retold’ tells the story of the world’s most famous puppet, set against the demands and prerogatives of modern Western society. Following his footsteps from birth to adulthood, we are invited to see through his eyes what it means to become socialised. Though Pinocchio is shaped in mind and body to fit into society, as an individual he still struggles to find meaning, love, and identity. This tragicomedy takes an unflinching look at social values and structures, while inviting the audience to laugh and be mesmerised by a caravan of characters (played by Alice Muzzioli and Inari Soinila). The play poses questions about what makes up our core identity as humans and how we can deal with modern life – questions that Pinocchio grapples with throughout the play, and eventually comes to terms with.

The central theme of ‘Becoming Human: Pinocchio Retold’ is a journey of self-discovery, where the secrets of Pinocchio’s true self are revealed.

Suitable for ages 12+ (some strong language).

This event is part of the ‘Rediscovering Swansea: From Land to Sea’ hub series, by Swansea University.

 

Organizer

Swansea University

In partnership with

Volcano Theatre, led by Dr Ian Rutt (Director of Music), Alice Muzzioli and Inari Soinila (writers/performers) and Atillio Zilli (sound design)

Contact email address

cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
18 November, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
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Swansea University

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Description for print
This performance tells the story of Pinocchio, set against the demands of modern Western society and following his footsteps from birth to adulthood. It’s a journey of self-discovery, where the secrets of Pinocchio’s true self are revealed.
Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Rediscovering Swansea: from land to sea
Contact email address
cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk
Event partners
Volcano Theatre, led by Dr Ian Rutt (Director of Music), Alice Muzzioli and Inari Soinila (writers/performers) and Atillio Zilli (sound design)
Region
Wales
City/town
Swansea
Accessibility information
Please contact the venue
Image copyright information
Photograph by Peter Dareth Evans

Venue

Volcano Theatre
27-29 High St
Swansea, Wales SA1 1LG United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Please contact the venue
Phone:
01792 464790
Website:
http://www.volcanotheatre.co.uk/