PINOCCHIO playing as part of the Sydney Fringe is the most marvellous worldbuilding. The production is artistically and intellectually rigorous, expressively expansive and technically perfect. It is having well deserved sold out houses, but get your hands on a ticket any way you can. Because this is a production so specifically created around its surroundings that one fears it will struggle to find a re-mount venue.
It begins as Geppetto is come home to his grey, brutalist, Bauhaus inspired, utilitarian, dirty-windowed workshop. Taking the photo of El Duce from the wall, Geppetto’s imagination fires and to the squeaks of his two clarinet-playing creations, the other three puppets will also come to life. For the next 40 minutes he will interact with love and with sadness and with surprise and with fear. Oh! the games they will play. Continue reading PINOCCHIO: GO, STAND, WAIT, BEG BUT GET A TICKET!