Thursday, September 13, 2012
Pinocchio has lots going for it - it's slicky executed and filled with popular culture references as well as a couple of good songs. Unfortunately, it suffers from being just too long and having too many different story lines. With another draft and an outside dramaturg to tighten it right up, it would be better bang for buck.
Still, it has excellent performances all around and creates that magical feeling of being transported to a totally different and exciting place.
Click here for my review of Pinocchio in the Herald Sun on 11 September 2012.