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Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

Pinocchio

A new adaptation by Anna Ledwich   
Music by Tom Brady
From the original novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

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Price: From £10
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Overview

You can’t trust adults. They say one thing and mean another.

Geppetto the boatmaker tosses aside a piece of wood; it’s only good for the fire. To his amazement, a voice answers him back. Geppetto picks up the wood and begins to carve – and a small wooden boy is revealed. A puppet, which he names Pinocchio.

And that’s when the mayhem begins. Pinocchio can’t stop getting into trouble, despite the best efforts of the Blue Fairy and the Cricket to keep him on track. His intentions may be good – he truly wants to go to school like real boys and girls – but the temptation to discover the wonders of the world and make his fortune keep getting in the way.

Pinocchio encounters a host of fascinating characters, from Punch and Judy to the wily Fox and Cat and the strange Sea Monster, as he journeys to Wonderland and the world beneath the sea. But he discovers that it isn’t easy hiding the truth – especially when your nose gets longer with every lie you tell…

Chichester Festival Youth Theatre present a brand new version of this classic tale, written especially for them by CFT’s Writer in Residence Anna Ledwich. Her previous work at Chichester includes The Butterfly Lion (2019), Crossing Lines (2019) and Beauty and the Beast (2018).

Director Dale Rooks, whose work at Chichester includes The Butterfly LionThe Midnight Gang and Running Wild, will bring her trademark visual flair and gift for storytelling to this darkly magical reinvention.

Prologue.

Cast & Creatives

Creative team

Cast List
NameRole

Anna Ledwich

Book

Tom Brady

Music

Dale Rooks

Director

Simon Higlett

Set Designer

Ryan Dawson Laight

Costume Designer

James Whiteside

Lighting Designer

Colin Billing

Musical Director

Gregory Clarke

Sound Designer

Lauren Grant

Movement Director

Access performances

Access performances

Events grouped by day with booking links.
DateEventTimeAvailabilityBooking Link
December 2020
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Pricing

Pricing Information

Price bands for an event, organised by showing
Performance description Price Bands
£10£15£20£25£30
  • Friends and Concessions: £2 off
  • Family ticket: Half Price for up to four U16s with every full price paying adult. Discounts applied at the checkout. All tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction.
  • Groups 8+: 10% off
  • Schools and Student groups 10+: £8.50 per ticket; one free teacher ticket with every nine paid
  • £5 Prologue Tickets may be available for 16-30 year olds: Log in to your account to see Prologue seats
  • Access tickets may be available for Access Members: Log in to your account to see Access seats
  • All venues: Only one reduction applies per ticket, and all discounts are subject to availability and at the discretion of the Box Office.
  • Festival Theatre: Discounts apply to top three price bands only
  • Festival Theatre: Discounts do not apply for performances on 26-31 December inclusive.
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COVID Guidelines

WELCOMING YOU BACK SAFELY

We want you, and our staff and artists, to feel safe during your visit to Chichester Festival Theatre.

To this end, we have put a number of COVID-safety measures in place, following Government guidance for theatre attendance at all times.

  • Our socially-distanced auditorium offers a reduced capacity of just under 50% ensuring a 1m-plus space between parties
  • Seat bubbles are available as groups of 1 to 6 seats
  • E-tickets will be issued as standard. These do not have to be printed but can be shown on your smartphone or similar device for us to scan on entry. In order to reduce queueing and minimise contact, tickets will not be available for collection from the Box Office
  • Tickets will detail timed arrivals with an assigned door number
  • Contactless temperature checks will be carried out at point of entry
  • Face coverings are required unless exempt for health reasons. Front of House staff will also wear face coverings
  • Contact details are collected during the booking process to support NHS Test and Trace
  • We will carry out enhanced cleaning of the auditorium between performances
  • Hand sanitising stations are positioned throughout the building
  • Cloakrooms will not be available so please bringing minimal belongings
  • The Bars and Café will be open during your visit but transactions will be cashless and paperless, with one-way systems in place and perspex screens fitted at all sale points
  • Additional signage will be in place to manage social distancing and audience flow
  • Programmes and ice creams can be pre-ordered when booking your tickets where available, or purchased on the day. Please note all transactions will be cashless

These measures will be reviewed and updated in line with Government guidelines.

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Details.

Tickets
Age Guidance 
Ages 7+
Running Time
Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, with no interval