New production of Pinocchio is family Christmas show at Stephen Joseph Theatre

A new production of Pinocchio is the Christmas show at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

A new production of Pinocchio is the Christmas show at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

A new production of the classic tale of Pinocchio will be ‘joyous, magical fun for all the family’, promises its director.

The family show about a wooden puppet and his adventures as he strives to become a real boy can be seen at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre from December 7 to 31 and is the first show at the theatre to be directed by new artistic dDirector Paul Robinson.

Paul said: “We’re throwing everything we have at Pinocchio – it’ll be joyous, colourful, magical fun for all the family, with lots of catchy tunes, audience interaction and plenty of local jokes which author Nick Lane has written specially for us.”

Nick said: “I’m thrilled to be writing a show for the audiences of Scarborough – it’s as delightfully daft as the original story but with a few bonkers surprises.”

The show stars Joseph Hardy in the title role, while other cast members Pérola Congo, Anne-Marie Piazza, and Elliott Rennie play nearly 30 different roles between them. All four actors are also musicians, and play live music on stage.

Pinocchio features new music by Simon Slater, who hails originally from Scarborough.

Pinocchio can be seen at the Stephen Joseph Theatre at 10am on Decembe r7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16; 1pm on December 8 and 13; 2.30pm on December 10, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31; 3pm on Decemebr 26; 5.30pm on December 17; and 7pm on December 9, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28 and 29.

Tickets available from the box office on 01723 370541 or via www.sjt.uk.com