Jasmin Vardimon Company return to the stage

19 Jul 2021

Image credit: Tristram Kenton

Award winning choreographer Jasmin Vardimon’s adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s classic fairy tale Pinocchio returns to the stage this Autumn. The critically acclaimed production has toured extensively nationally and internationally over the past 5 years, until Covid restrictions in 2020 prevented further live performances. Pinocchio will return in October 2021 to Exeter Northcott Theatre and Sadler’s Wells, before a weeklong run at Dance East, Ipswich in December.

Based on the original book by Collodi and performed by the multi-talented dancers of Jasmin Vardimon Company, Pinocchio brings to life the famous marionette as he embarks on his journey to becoming a human boy.  Showcasing Vardimon’s uniquely theatrical choreographic and directorial style, Pinocchio combines physical theatre, quirky characterisation, innovative technologies, text and dance to examine the idea of what it means to be human. With insightful humour, engaging drama and an acute observation of behaviour, the show takes audiences on a wonderful journey of discovery through the parameters of this timeless and beloved fable.


Tour Dates:
Exeter Northcott Theatre: 12 – 13th October 2021
Sadler’s Wells: 29 – 30th October 2021
Dance East, Ipswich: 9th – 17th December 2021

“Simple yet elaborate, stark but magical, Pinocchio is a pretty impressive achievement.”  The Times

“Joyous new levels of dance invention. Beguiling.” The Guardian

Wildly inventive choreography – the physical imagery is boundless” The Stage


Co-commissioned by The Gulbenkian, Canterbury, Sadler’s Wells and Kent County Council
Directed and choreographed by Jasmin Vardimon
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