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September 2018

Director: Julia Robertson

Producer: Kendra Murphy

AD/Choreographer: Georgia Britt

Set & Lighting Design: Nick Fry

Costume Design: Ella Butler

Technical Manager: Chris Howell

Rehearsal Assistant: Hana Huggins


Mathew Lee

Annie Stafford

Max Harris

Grace Stamnas

Oliver Shermacher

LJ Wilson


“No action is exempt from moral judgement; no activity can be despoiled of the value which a moral purpose confers on all things.” Benito Mussolini, The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism (1932).

The Little Eggs Collective and The Clari Boys present a modern reimagining of the classic tale, Pinocchio. Through the eyes of Pinocchio's creator Geppetto, we navigate what it is that has made the Adventures of Pinocchio not just a children's fable but an icon to be revisited and repurposed throughout history. PINOCCHIO is a live music and movement based theatre work that dances between reality and imagination, finding truth in the unreal. Set amongst the sociopolitical upheaval of Italy in the mid-20th century when the state is puppeteered by a proud and arrogant superpower, this is an imagined origin story of the world's most beloved marionette. The war between man and state, good and evil, puppet and boy is drawn into sharp focus in this production. We ask what it is to exist in a fascist world where the mind of the individual is driven into hiding, and where one’s humanity is kept secret from the state. In a post fact world, is imagination the only thing we can truly rely on?

25-29th September
The Warehouse Stage One, 225 Euston Road Alexandria 2015

Promotional Photography by Jasmin Simmons


Sydney Fringe Critics Pick Award


NIDA Emerging Directors Award

Read the Reviews:

PINOCCHIO in 60 Seconds

Footage provided by Michael Yore

PINOCCHIO Rehearsal Video

Footage provided by Michael Yore

PINOCCHIO Promotional Trailer



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