No word of a lie, Immersion Theatre announces Pinocchio UK tour plans

The much-loved family favourite – The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio – is getting an Immersion Theatre makeover in a brand-new musical adaptation which will be touring the UK next spring.

Based on the fantastical children’s book, this magical story leaps off the page and onto the stage in this high energy re-telling of Pinocchio’s extraordinary adventures.

Packed with comedy, audience interaction, and a host of new songs guaranteed to have you singing along from start to finish, this high energy musical promises to be the perfect treat for the whole family – and no strings attached.

The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio is written and directed by Immersion Theatre’s artistic director James Tobias with songs composed by Robert Gathercole.

Together, the pair has already created musical adaptations of Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Wind in the Willows and The Wizard of Oz, all of which have gone on to have successful UK tours.

James Tobias said: “Having worked together so many times, Rob and I have developed a clear understanding of the style of show we enjoy creating.

“They’re high-energy, pacey scripts with frustratingly catchy songs which serve to create a larger-than-life introduction to classic stories for youngsters which older generations can enjoy just as much.

“I adore all things family theatre so look forward to working on this wonderful story.”

Other upcoming work by the busy Immersion Theatre includes Seussical the Musical at Southwark Playhouse (Christmas 2018), Dick Whittington (Pantomime 2018) and Beauty and the Beast (Pantomime 2018).

Additionally, Immersion Theatre is providing the script for the Broadway Theatre, Catford’s 2018 pantomime, Aladdin (produced by Selladoor).


February 15 – 16, Kenton Theatre (Henley-on-Thames)
February 18 – 19, Harrow Arts Centre (Harrow)
February 20, The Palace Theatre (Redditch)
February 21, Floral Pavilion (Wirral)
February 23, The Mitchell Arts Centre (Stoke-On-Trent)
February 24, Walker Theatre (Shrewsbury)
February 26, Ffwrnes Llanelli (Camarthenshire)
February 27 – 28, The Met (Abertillery)
March 2, Camberley Theatre (Camberley)
March 3, Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone)
March 9, Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts (Oswaldtwistle)
March 10, Whitley Bay Playhouse (Whitley Bay)
March 17, Chequer Mead Theatre (East Grinstead)
March 29, Civic Theatre (Stourport)
March 30, Taachi Morris (Taunton)
March 31, Beck Theatre (Hayes)
April 6, Radlett Centre (Radlett)
April 7 – 8, Theatre Royal (Bury St Edmunds)
April 9, Cromer Pier (Cromer)
April 14, Broadway Theatre (Barking)
April 15, Epsom Playhouse (Epsom)
April 16, Theatre Royal (Winchester)
April 17, Exmouth Pavilion (Exmouth)
April 18, Palace Theatre (Paignton)
April 20, Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park (Merseyside)
April 21, Bridlington Spa (Bridlington)
April 25, Loughborough Town Hall (Loughborough)
April 27, Towngate Theatre (Basildon)
April 28, The Elgiva (Chesham)
May 4, Broadway Theatre (Letchworth)
May 5, New Theatre Royal (Lincoln)
May 6, Rhodes Arts Complex (Bishop’s Stortford)
May 25, Evesham Arts Centre (Evesham)
May 28, Epstein Theatre (Liverpool)
May 30, Royal Hippodrome (Eastbourne)
June 2, McMillan Theatre (Bridgwater)

Further dates still to be added.

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