Carlo Collodi’s classic story has enchanted readers of all ages since it was first published in 1881/83. It is the story about Geppetto the puppeteer who wants a son so badly. One night, as he is sleeping, the good fairy appears and awakens his beloved wooden doll Pinocchio, and he commences a fantastic journey, during which he is to learn to be brave, honest and loyal – in order for him to be turned into a real boy one day. Lee Hall’s vivid dramatisation is true to the original and encourages a playful and theatrical production. The play was written to Hall’s good friend Marcello Magni’s commedia dell’arte production at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith in 2000. A critically acclaimed production with dolls and a lot of clowning around.