Becoming Human: Pinocchio Retold
Fucktons of Fairies
Full Price: £7.00
Concession for students, unemployed patrons, disabled patrons, senior citizens, under 18s: £5.00
Venue: The Big Top
Venue Address: 10 Feet Tall, 11a-12 Church Street, CF10 1BG
Becoming Human – Pinocchio Retold
written by Alice Muzzioli and Inari Soinila (based on the novel Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi)
produced by Fucktons of Fairies
Genre: Physical Theatre/New Writing
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 a unflinching look at social values and structures, while inviting the audience to laugh and be mesmerised by a caravan of characters (all played by Muzzioli and 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.
Age restrictions: Strong language. Anyone under the age of 12 will not be admitted to this event.
Access information: The Big Top is accessed by two flights of stairs, and we regret is not wheelchair accessible.