Modern Pinocchio this week

2016-10-04 06:00
Sindi Harrison (as Pinocchio) and Elton John Duffy (as Stromboli) in a scene from Pinocchio .

Sindi Harrison (as Pinocchio) and Elton John Duffy (as Stromboli) in a scene from Pinocchio .

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After a completely sold-out run at the Baxter Theatre and the Nassau Theatre last year, the Lilliput Children’s Theatre Company is performing Pinocchio this week.

The show will be on stage at the Nassau Theatre at Groote Schuur High School in Palmyra Road, Newlands at 10:30 daily until Saturday.

Pinocchio is one of the world’s best loved fairytales. The original Carlo Collodi classic shows the little wooden puppet who has to prove himself to be honest and trustworthy before he can become a real live boy, with help and guidance from Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy.

Little theatre-goers can follow Pinocchio and Gepetto on their adventures to Stromboli’s Puppet Theatre and inside a whale, watch Pinocchio’s nose grow as he lies to Gepetto and see Jiminy Cricket magically turn into a life-size cricket.

The performance is adapted and directed by Elton John Duffy, who has been producing children’s theatre for 23 years.

This is a traditional fairytale with a modern twist. The production stars Desle McConney (Athlone), Monique Rockman (Kuilsriver), Liande Valentyn (Grassy Park), Duffy (Edgemead) and Sindi Harrison (Blouberg) as Pinocchio.V Tickets cost R70 from Computicket. Visit for more information.

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