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