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    an adaptation of the Carlo Collardi story of Pinocchio    

     In writing this version of the Pinocchio story, one of my main concerns was to make this musical as affordable as possible. I’ve retained the main nucleus of the writer’s original story, but to make an easier stage production I've taken poetic licence by adding my own narrative with additional characters.

     For the purpose of continuity and changes of scenes, the whole show can be performed using 3 mobiles and a centre tab.

     This famous classical story will always be a family favourite and Disney's interpretation will never be surpassed, however bringing such a production to the stage is the kind of challenge I enjoy.

     As all of my musicals, I try to create a production well within a reasonable budget, thereby opening more opportunities to young performers in the local community, schools and colleges.   
                                                                                                                                      Dennis A. Westgate
 

15 MAIN PLAYERS

PINOCCHIO

GUISSEPPO

ANTONIO CHERRY

Mrs CHERRY

FOX  &  FELIX

Monsieu BOMBAS

THE BLUE FAIRY

THE COACH DRIVER

ANGELO & ROCCO

GINA & ROSA

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The Boys & Girls of the chorus

Singers / Dancers / Actors

THE SONGS

SCHOOLDAYS

A LIFE UPON THE STAGE

MAKE IT SO (see video)

MY BOY PINOCCHIO

DO'S and DONT'S

THE SWISS MERRY GO ROUND

A LITTLE WOODEN BOY

MISTER EVERYTHING

THE ROSE and CROWN

THE LAND OF TOYS

ALL PLAY NO WORK!

SYNOPSIS

The story of Pinocchio has been told and interpreted many times – the main character is made of wood by Guisseppo a toy maker who sells  his coat to buy him a school book so he can be educated.

However, instead of listening to good advice given him, he decides to sell his book for a ticket to the puppet theatre. From this moment on many adventures befall the boy, causing him more trouble taking him into a series unfortunate circumstances involving a fox, cat, plus a group of mischevious teenagers.  

Granted, Pinocchio's intentions have always been pursued with good intentions, to make his father proud and all the while, his exploits are being overlooked by the Blue Fairy who had granted Gesseppo's wish for a real boy, albeit a wooden one.

All ends well though, when he saves his father's life, so the Blue Fairy turns him into a real boy.

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Order Reference Numbers:

DAW 27O9381-2 

Total Price: £50.00

Schooldays
A Life Upon The Stage
My Boy Pinocchio
Do's and Dont's
Swiss Merry Go Round

Running time 120 mins  approx

A Little Wooden Boy
Mister Everything
The Rose and Crown
The Land of Toys
All Play - No Work

This musical is perfect for any school or college with a talented performance group and limited budget with access to  a woodwork & art department to build the necessary mobiles.  Here is a preview PDF of the libretto, piano & vocal score

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