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by Dennis Kelly,
with songs and score from the Walt Disney film by Leigh Harline, Ned Washington & Paul J Smith,
adapted by Martin Lowe

1 December 2017 to 10 April 2018
Running Time: 2 hours and 25 mins, inc interval


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.

This spectacular new production is brought to the stage by an extraordinary team including the director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the writer of Matilda the Musical.

Featuring unforgettable music and songs from the Walt Disney film including I’ve Got No Strings, Give a Little Whistle and When You Wish upon a Star in dazzling new arrangements, Pinocchio comes to life as never before.

For brave 8-year-olds and above.
Certain themes, characters and events in the story may be a bit scary for children of eight and under. 

Relaxed performance

Tickets for families

Half-price tickets for under-18s for all performances (excludes £15 tickets).

Talks and events

Puppets and Play: Family Workshop Saturday 17 March & Thursday 5 April, 11am and 2pm
Family Puppetry Design Workshop, Wednesday 4 and Thursday 12 April, 11am and 2pm
An Actor's Life For Me, Family Workshop, Wednesday 11 April, 11am
Workshops and events will be available for schools

Pinocchio is presented by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions.

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4 star rating

Brilliant. The puppets are ingenious and the songs are a joy.

4 star rating

A dark and magical retelling of the Disney classic.

The Times
4 star rating

Wonderful. A fabulously imaginative production.

Radio Times
4 star rating

Edgy. Visually stunning. You'll gawp in wonder.

Time Out
4 star rating

Beautiful. Reminds you of what's at the heart of the piece

4 star rating

Captivating. Wins hearts and minds.


A wondrous Pinocchio with that ‘Lion King’ magic

The New York Times

Pinocchio | Audience Reactions

What do audience members think of the show?

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Pinocchio | Relaxed performance 17 March

Perfect for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability. We make small changes to the lights and sound (such as taking out strobes lights) so that the performance is more accessible if you have sensory sensitivities.

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Pinocchio | Wish Upon A Star

How do you work with one of the most famous Disney songs of all time?

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Pinocchio | Behind The Music

An interview with Martin Lowe, who has adapted the classic Disney songs for our production.

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Pinocchio | Meet Jiminy Cricket

She's a puppet, she's a cricket, she's Pinocchio's conscience. Meet Jiminy.

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Pinocchio | Trailer

Pinocchio comes to life as never before.

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Pinocchio Afternoon Tea

Hi-diddle-dee-Tea, a Pinocchio inspired Afternoon Tea, is available in House Restaurant after matinees and before evening performances of Pinocchio from 1 December 2017 - 31 March 2018.

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Pinocchio Afternoon Tea place setting

Pinocchio gift range

Discover exlusive gifts inspired by the National Theatre's production of Pinocchio on our online shop. Plus order your programme for home delivery, shipping worlwide.

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Pinocchio merchandise at the NT Bookshop


Geppetto and Coachman Puppeteer
Stuart Angell
Jiminy Cricket
Audrey Brisson
Ensemble and Swing
Stephanie Bron
Jiminy Cricket and Blue Fairy Puppeteer
James Charlton
Mark Hadfield
Joe Idris-Roberts
Blue Fairy Puppeteer
Rebecca Jayne-Davies
Ensemble and Swing
Linford Johnson
Blue Fairy Puppeteer
Sarah Kameela Impey
David Kirkbride
Anabel Kutay
The Fox
David Langham
Stromboli Puppeteer
Michael Lin
Blue Fairy
Annette McLaughlin
Jack North
Clemmie Sveaas
Geppetto and Coachman Puppeteer
Michael Taibi
Geppetto and Coachman Puppeteer
Scarlet Wilderink
Jack Wolfe

Production team

Set and Costume Designer and Puppet Co-designer

Bob Crowley

Puppetry Director and Puppet Co-designer

Toby Olié

Image designed by National Theatre Graphic Design Studio

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