Discover The Incredible World Of Pinocchio At Theatre By The Lake

A charming performance for ages 3+ by leading family theatre company, Stuff and Nonsense.

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company bring their brand new family-friendly show, Pinocchio, to Theatre by the Lake for February half term. Following sell-out shows of The Gingerbread Man and The Elves and the Shoemaker, this unswervingly energetic and humorous company returns with their latest production.

Using the classic elements of this tale – a poor woodcarver, the tell-tale growing nose, the dream of becoming a real boy – S&N add their hallmark hilarity, cleverness, puppetry, music, fantastic staging, outstanding performers and extraordinary physical tricks, in their most ambitious production to date.

Three very funny men seek refuge in a grand but abandoned old house, where they gather around an extraordinary dining table that becomes their playground. Grandfather, Father and Son tell tales of growing up; one of them used to be Pinocchio and it turns out he’s had quite a life!...

“Take a child (by which I mean, anyone from 3 to 103) to a show by Stuff and Nonsense; watch how, within a minute or two their smile begins to widen, their mind starts to expand - then notice their expressions of delight and wonder...Stuff and Nonsense make the world a better place.”

Chris Chibnall, Executive Producer, Doctor Who and TV Writer (Broadchurch, Doctor Who, Torchwood)

Pinocchio | Mon 14 - Wed 16 February | 3pm (Mon), 11am & 2pm (Tue & Wed) 

Find out more and book tickets at or via TBTL’s Box Office on 017687 74411.