HE’S an eternal favourite whether on paper, on film or on stage.
Now Huddersfield-based Proper Job Theatre Company is retelling the story of Pinocchio in a show full of music, songs, puppetry and visual effects.
John Dwyer’s stage adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s tale Pinocchio runs at the Square Chapel Centre for the Arts until next Friday, that’s December 30.
The show follows a string of successes for the company with productions including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and last year’s Scrooge: A Christmas Carol.
Co-director Chloe Whitehead says: “When we took the decision to produce Pinocchio it was based on the surreal and funny book of Carlo Collodi rather than the Disney film.
“Co-Director James Beale and I both studied the Commedia dell’Arte with Antonio Fava in Italy, which is where our famous Punch and Judy originates from.
“We have used this historical comical style to bring out the humour for both children and adults from this rather dark tale.”
For details and tickets (£11 & £9 concessions, family ticket £36) go to www.squarechapel.co.uk or call the box office on 01422 349422