Pinocchio is dancing into Oldham in Northern Ballet’s latest ballet for children
By Steve Cooke
A great opportunity for children and their families to experience live dance, music, and theatre together is coming up at Oldham Coliseum.
Pinocchio, the newest children’s production created by Northern Ballet, will be performed at Oldham Coliseum Theatre on Thursday 10 February with shows at 2pm and 4pm.
Pinocchio follows in the footsteps of the Company’s seven previous children’s ballets, which have achieved huge popularity live on stage, in CBeebies TV adaptations and in cinemas nationwide. With a choreographic debut by Northern Ballet’s Junior Soloist Gavin McCaig, Pinocchio will be performed to music by Ian Stephens, played live by members of Northern Ballet Sinfonia at every venue. Sets are designed by Frankie Bradshaw, lighting by Abbi Fearnley, and costumes designed by Carley Marsh and Kim Brassley.
Gavin McCaig said: ‘Having premiered Pinocchio in October 2021, I am thrilled the show will now be touring so extensively in 2022. Northern Ballet’s children’s ballets have been enchanting families across the UK for several years, creating a truly magical live dance experience for all ages to enjoy together, and it is both a privilege and a pleasure to be creating for the next generation of audiences and artists.’
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