First look photos: Pinocchio at the Unicorn Theatre

Here’s a first look at the new production of Eve Leigh’s Pinocchio at the Unicorn Theatre.

The family show, for those 7+, runs at the London venue from 6 November – 31 December 2022.

Unicorn’s Artistic Director Justin Audibert directs the new take on the classic tale.

Peyvand Sadeghian and Tom, Kanji
Peyvand Sadeghian and Tom, Kanji – Photo © Ellie Kurttz
Eleanor Wyld. Susan Harrison. Peyvand Sadeghian and Tom Kanji
Eleanor Wyld. Susan Harrison. Peyvand Sadeghian and Tom Kanji – Photo © Ellie Kurttz
Susan Harrison_ and Peyvand Sadeghian, Tom and Kanji
Susan Harrison_ and Peyvand Sadeghian, Tom and Kanji – Photo © Ellie Kurttz

This classic story of Geppetto, a lonely carpenter who wishes that the wooden puppet he has carved and named Pinocchio, becomes a real boy.

With a touch of magic from the blue fairy, enter a world of gingerbread villages and snow-capped mountains in this captivating adventure of friendship and family as Pinocchio overcomes temptation and finds courage and love in the face of fear and danger.

The cast is Susan Harrison (Marmalade), Tom Kanji (Gepetto/Fratello), Sam Pay (Mommo), Peyvand Sadeghian (Pinocchio) and Eleanor Wyld (Polpetto/Blue Fairy/Duchess).

Susan Harrison, Peyvand Sadeghian, Eleanor Wyld and Tom Kanji
Susan Harrison, Peyvand Sadeghian, Eleanor Wyld and Tom Kanji – Photo © Ellie Kurttz
Eleanor Wyld
Eleanor Wyld – Photo © Ellie Kurttz
Susan Harrison
Susan Harrison – Photo © Ellie Kurttz

The production has design by Jean Chan, movement and puppetry direction by Laura Cubitt, lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, composed by Barnaby Race, sound design by Ed Clarke, puppet design & make by Chris Pirie and associate designer by Pip Terry.

For more information and tickets, visit unicorntheatre.com

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.