Belfield Slater


New musical plays and adaptations by

Robin Belfield and Simon Slater

The Adventures of Pinocchio

A musical adaptation by Belfield & Slater

from the original book by Carlo Collodi

This is the endearing and fun-filled story of the naughty runaway puppet with dreams of becoming a real boy.  Pinocchio tumbles in and out of adventures, as he tries to make his way back to home.

A fast-paced retelling much loved tale with laughs a-plenty, full of memorable characters and toe-tapping music.

Characters: 22 (min. 6 actors doubling)

Running time: Act 1 - 45mins / Act 2 - 45mins


Listen here to a sample track from Pinocchio:

photos by Philip Tull from the Watermill Theatre 2013 production

Co-authors Belfield and Slater have taken the dark tale of the wooden puppet and created a musical show that retains the moralising lessons of truth versus dishonesty in this light-heated and creative production.
— The Stage
...colourful and jaunty
— The Telegrapgh
...this sparky, inventive and intelligent adaptation...
— What's On Stage
The endearing Italian story by Carlo Collodi is lovingly adapted by Robin Belfield and Simon Slater and is the perfect alternative to the traditional pantomine.
— British Theatre Guide