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.
12+ Strong Language
£7 £5 concessions (students, unemployed patrons, disabled patrons, senior citizens, children under 18)