This holiday season, the Oldham Children’s Theatre is putting on a production of the well-loved children’s story Pinocchio, which tells the adventures of a puppet that is carved by carpenter Geppetto. Thepuppet, however, comes to life when a magic fairy called blue fairy casts a spell, but he willbecome a real boy if he proves himself worthy and honest. The story of the puppet, whose nose becomes bigger each time he tells a lie, will be shown at the Civic Hall in Uppermill.
This is the fourth time that the Oldham Children’s Theatre has put on a production at the Civic Hall in Uppermill. They have had previous success with shows such as Little Red Riding Hood. The show was written by Mark Whiteley, who is also the founder of the Oldham Children’s Theatre. The actors and production staff involved are nearly all from Oldham and Saddleworth.
The show is running from the 12th of December to the 24th of December, but some shows have already sold out. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.oldhamchildrenstheatre.co.uk/pinocchio.htm and there are no booking fees. You can also enquire about tickets by phoning them on 01706 881 258. Tickets cost £4.75 for children, and £6.50 for adults, but premium tickets cost £6 for children and £8 for adults. Children under 18 months can get in for free.
Pinocchio is great for all the family, but it is a particularly fun experience for children who are under the age of nine. It features a wonderful local cast, fun songs and an exciting story.