Pants on Fire’s recent production of Pinocchio was developed and supported by Rose Bruford College as part of their commitment to new writing for children and young people. Artistic Director of the company and creator of the show Peter Bramley, is Module Co-coordinator of Movement for the Acting and Actor Musicianship courses at the college and a full time member of staff.
Pinocchio was developed across the course of 2012/13, with an initial workshop/performance happening at the college as part of our TYA Season in March 2013 and then again as part of the ‘Whose Title is it Anyway?’ strand of the college’s symposium; a collaboration with TYA the UK Centre of ASSITEJ and the TYA Centre exploring the development of new work for young audiences.
The show was then developed by the company with the support of Arts Council England ‘Grant for the Arts’ funding of £9,910 before touring.
Pinocchio tour dates, venues and audience figures:
- Greenwich Theatre: 15th, 16th July 2013 – audience 208
- Kingston International Youth Arts Festival: 23rd, 25th July 2013 – audience 60
- Mimetic Festival: 26th, 27th July 2013 – audience 50
- King Dome Pleasance, Edinburgh: 30th July – 26th August 2013: total tickets sold 949
The development process was documented for the TYA Centre in a series of video blogs ‘Adapting Pinocchio’.