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11 April 2014 – 04 May 2014

Venue: Drama Theatre  View Seat Map
Presented by: Sydney Theatre Company

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A rollicking revision of the classic tale of a wooden boy with a nose for trouble.


Suitable for children 7+

Once there was a lonely man with lots of love to give. He wanted a child so much that he carved himself a beautiful little boy. But the boy wanted the world - adventure, fame and the latest designer sneakers. He wanted more than his father could possibly give, and so he ran away to get it. This is his story.

The classic tale by Carlo Collodi is given a 21st century spin and retold as a witty, rocking, music theatre spectacular; a mix of old time theatre fun and a celebration of the 'whatever' generation. For kids brought up on Australian Idol, this fable  of conscience and belonging is given a new dimension by the talented Windmill Theatre team that created the Wizard of Oz  (2009) and Helpmann Award-winning School Dance  (2013).

Captioned performance
Wed 23 Apr 11am 
The captions screens are visible from selected seats. When booking seats for captioned performances, please ensure that you request ‘Caption Seats’ which is suitable for best viewing of the caption screens. 

Audio Described performances
Fri 2 May 6.30pm
Sat 3 May 1pm

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A Windmill Theatre and State Theatre Company of South Australia Production, co-presented with Sydney Theatre Company.   



Artist Information

Based on the books by Carlo Collodi
Created by RoseMyers with writer Julianne O'Brien
Director: Rosemary Myers
Composer and Musical Director:Jethro Woodward
Designer: Jonathon Oxlade
Video Designer: Chris More
Lighting Designer: Geoff Cobham
Movement: Carol Wellman Kelly
Cast: Paul Capsis, Danielle Catanzariti, Jude Henshall, Luke Joslin, Nathan O'Keefe, Jonathan Oxlade, Alirio Zavarce 

Pricing Information

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Preview $30
Standard $39
Concession* $39
Senior $39
Children Under 16 $39
Insiders Preview $39
Insiders Standard $39
Insiders Concession* $39
Insiders Senior $39
Insiders Child Under 16 $39
Booking fee applies per transaction

$8.50 - Contact Centre
$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

Pricing Information Explained

Pricing Information Explained

For events which offer concession pricing, if you purchase concession tickets, please ensure you have your Proof of Concession with you when you attend an event.

Ticket Booking Enquiries: For all general booking enquiries please email the Contact Centre or call on +61 2 9250 7777 for more information.

Groups Bookings: Please email the Group Booking team or call on +61 2 9250 7700 for more information.

Insider Prices: Insiders are Sydney Opera House members. Insiders get waived booking fees, up to 20% off Sydney Opera House Presents shows and more. More Info

*Concessions include: Australian Pensioners, Unemployed and Full Time Australian Students.

Performance Dates

In view of the scheduled Royal Visit by The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 16 April, we wish to provide the below information to assist with your travel and arrival plans:

  • Delays are expected on Macquarie Street and at Wilson Parking at Sydney Opera House throughout the day up until approximately 6:00pm.
  • Public transport and allowing for additional travel time is strongly encouraged. For timetables, maps and trip planning visit or call 131 500.
  • Large crowds are expected and the site may potentially reach capacity. Should this happen, only those arriving to attend scheduled performances, Creative Play.
  • All ticketholders and attendees for our Western Foyer theatres and events should access the venue via the vehicle concourse corridor.
  • On the day, there will be no access in and out of the Royal Botanic Gardens via the Opera House site - access will be via Macquarie Street
  • From approximately 12:00pm - 5:00pm, only vehicles with mobility impaired or elderly patrons will be allowed to access the site for drop-offs.
  • All pre-booked accessible parking will be accommodated.
  • All food and beverage establishments will be operating.

Friday 11 April, 6:30pm (Preview 1)
Saturday 12 April, 1pm (Preview 2)
Saturday 12 April, 6:30pm (Preview 3)

Tuesday 15 April, 11am / 6:30pm 
Wednesday 16 April, 11am / 6:30pm
Thursday 17 April, 11am
Saturday 19 April, 1pm / 6:30pm
Sunday 20 April, 1pm (Easter Sunday)
Tuesday 22 April, 11am
Wednesday 23 April, 11am (Captioned) / 6:30pm (Night With Actors - Post show Q&A)
Thursday 24 April, 11am
Friday 25 April, 1pm (ANZAC Day)
Saturday 26 April, 1pm / 6:30pm
Sunday 27 April, 1pm
Friday 2 May, 6:30pm (Audio Described)
Saturday 3 May, 1pm (Audio Described) / 6:30pm
Sunday 4 May, 1pm

Running Time : 130 minutes, including interval


'This is AMAZING' - Mia Freedman, Mamamia

'Young or Old. With kids or without. See. It'-
Michaela Boland, The Australian

' I enjoyed it as much as a 7 year old '- Katrina Strickland, Australian Financial Review

' Enough wit and magic to keep all the family spellbound ' - The Age

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