"The whole thing is crammed full of ideas."
"Pants on Fire is a company to watch, in every sense of the verb, always guaranteeing fresh ideas and high production qualities. Where others strive ineffectually, it succeeds...
...an intoxicating confection of theatrical styles that continually experiments and challenges,"
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
"A confident ensemble take on a variety of roles with relish and each turn is so deliciously detailed it's a pleasure to watch."
Pants on Fire's unique take on Carlo Collodi's orignal tale about a wooden fibber.
Setting the adventures in a 1950's sci-fi horror B-movie, with a barbershop dubstep mash-up soundtrack, man-size puppets, original live songs and flamboyantly lo-tech extravagant storytelling, all traces of Disney are obliterated in this gloriously dark account of the marionette with behavioural issues.
Pinocchio - Ben Chamberlain
Gepetto - Daniel Foxsmith
Cricket - Oliver Izod
Fairy/Cat - Jess Mabel Jones
Mrs. Cherry/Snail - Hannah Pierce
Mrs. Brewster/Fox - Samantha Sutherland
Adapted and Directed - Peter Bramley
Producer - Sarah Stribley
Composer - Lucy Egger
Dubstep - Daniel Foxsmith
Lighting Design - Ralph Stokeld
Puppets - Helen Foan & Peter Bramley
Technical Manager (London) - Gregory Goodridge
Technical Manager (Edinburgh) - Tom Lewer
Poster Design - Jimmy Grimes
Collaborators - Jo Dockery, Jonathan Davenport, Helen Foan, Alex Packer & Lloyd Gorman
Creative Consultants - Giles King-Ashong, Samantha Murphy, Joe Roberts & Roberta Zuric
The Arts Council England, The Tolmen Centre, & Finger in the Pie Mimetic Festival