Pinocchio – Digital Resource

Digital Performance & Resource Pack

Jasper Foley delightfully blends direct-to-audience narration with handheld puppets and the physical comedy and masked characters of the Italian Commedia dell’Arte.

– Herald Sun

ADAPTATION Christian Bagin, Rosa Campagnaro & Jasper Foley
DIRECTION Christian Bagin
DESIGN (set & costume) Eloise Kent
MASKS & PUPPET Newmi Newman
MUSIC Felix Watson

WITH Jasper Foley as Pinocchio

A travelling storyteller has arrived with a magical tale to share…

Pinocchio is an epic adventure of danger, villainy and excitement! Multiple characters weave an exciting tapestry of story-telling through mask, puppetry, song… and plenty of hilarious audience interaction! Pinocchio is a delightful reimagining of Collodi’s cautionary tale about the little wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy – and all the trouble he gets into along the way! Don’t miss this magical and unique adaptation that draws on the traditions of the travelling storytellers of a bygone era and, of course, Commedia dell’Arte.

Production images by Alex Motta.

The Deal

Price: $110.00 (inc GST) for 30 students or less
Extra students: $2.20 (inc GST)

Resources included:

  • Access to view Make A Scene’s recording of Pinocchio from the 2019 VCE Playlist season at La Mama Theatre.
  • Access to view the post-show Q&A with director/s and actor.
  • Comprehensive teachers’ resources for the study of the play.

This version of Pinocchio is recommended for secondary school students. In Collodi’s original story, the Fox and Cat string Pinocchio up a tree. This image may be disturbing and a trigger for some students. Please contact us to discuss or for further clarification. 

Hungry for more?

Homemade Comedy Teachers’ Resource: $60 + GST
14 comprehensive lesson plan teachers’ resource for comedy, slapstick and Commedia dell’Arte. Click here for more information and a free sample PDF.

Virtual Q&A: $50 + GST
A 60 minute Q&A with  o-creator Rosa Campagnaro.

Playscript: $29.99 inc. GST
To purchase a hard copy of the playscript for this adaptation, visit Currency Press.

Interview with The Aside Podcast
Listen to Rosa Campagnaro and Jasper Foley talk about creating Pinocchio and the 2019 VCE Drama Playlist.

For Italian students
Rosa Campagnaro chats to Francesca Valdinoci from SBS about Pinocchio.