Casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Neil Bartram and Brian Hill's musical adaptation of children’s story The Adventures of Pinocchio.
Directed by Bronagh Lagan, the production opens at the Greenwich Theatre on 7th August (previews from 5th August) and runs until 23rd August 2015.
The cast includes: Christian James (pictured right) as Pinocchio, Martin Neely (Les Misérables/Mary Poppins) as Geppetto, Rachael Louise Miller (Les Misérables/Joseph) as Fairy/Storyteller, Ceris Hine (The Rocky Horror Show) as Cat/Puppet Master and James Charlton (The Light Princess) as Fox/Lampwick.
Based on Carlo Collodi's classic tale, Pinocchio tells the story of a wooden puppet yearning to be a real boy. Carved out of wood by the lonely toymaker Geppetto, Pinocchio tumbles from one disastrous situation to another in search of adventure — only to discover that, in the end, all he really needs is an unselfish heart and the love of his father.
The show was originally produced at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Musical direction is by Freddie Tapner with design by Nik Corrall, lighting by David Howe and sound by Dominic Bilkey.