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The Orange Tree Theatre reveals cast for new play Pinocchio this festive season

PINOCCHIO image with text Nathan Queeley-Dennis as Pinocchio

The Orange Tree Theatre has revealed the cast for its upcoming new play Pinocchio.

The production promises to be a perfect family show this Christmas, running 14 to 31 December.

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Pinocchio is created and directed by OT Community Director Liam Shea with Fiona Drummond (Mum/The Blue Fairy/Other beasts) joining Nathan Queeley-Dennis (Hugo/Pinocchio/Other beasts) in a fun, interactive adventure, for anyone aged 3 to 103 (babies welcome!).

Completing the creative team are James Cleeve (Composer/Musical Director), Lori Hopkins (Puppetry Director) and Chris McDonnell (Lighting Designer).

OT Artistic Director Paul Miller said: “As we continue our Recovery Season, nothing seems more important than reconnecting with the very young – and helping them to reconnect with the world.

“So, I am delighted that new OT Community Director Liam Shea has conceived this brilliant and accessible version of Pinocchio which will enchant a whole new generation with this classic tale this Christmas. I can’t wait!”

Liam Shea adds: “I’m really excited to be creating a fun, joyful show with such a talented team. Nathan, who comes fresh from the Paines Plough tour of Black Love and Really Big and Really Loud, paired with Fiona, who has a wealth of experience performing with Globe Education will bring to life this funny, interactive show that’ll be fun for all the family.”

Hugo is bored, lonely and needs a friend, so his mum makes him his very own Pinocchio, setting them both on an adventure to the top of a snowy mountain, out to pleasure island and into the belly of a wiggly whale!

With puppetry and original music, use your imagination to help Hugo on his magical journey with friends new and old this winter.

Tickets can be booked online from orangetreetheatre.co.uk.

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