Image by Hemelin at Pixabay

Image by Hemelin at Pixabay

 Nearly There Yet's  Pinocchio ; Original artwork by  Christian Wood

Nearly There Yet's Pinocchio; Original artwork by  Christian Wood


In this new look at the well-known story, we are taken on adventures we could only dream of by our storyteller, Geppetto.

Come with Geppetto and Pinocchio as they meet all manner of characters: a very shady fox and cat, a performing donkey, a terrible whale who swallows people whole, a talking cricket, and an anglerfish blues band.

This Pinocchio is full of the type of fun, mischief and magic that normally only happens when grown-ups turn their backs for a second. Featuring circus, puppets, and magical storytelling, all performed on a beautifully hand crafted set.

Join us this Christmas from 4 - 23 Dec at ARC, Stockton-on-Tees.

Nearly There Yet in association with Proteus, the Albany and ARC Stockton.

Creative Team:

Director: Kaveh Rahnama / Writer: Mary Swan / Designer: Alison Alexander / Costume Design: Sue Mayes / Lighting Design: Will Monks / Sound Design and original score: Liam Quinn / Puppetry Consultant: Alison Alexander

Cast: Ed Stephen, Floria da Silva, Sian Kidd, and Umar Ahmed. 

Move On

You don’t belong here. You have somehow blagged your way in to a party you don’t have an invite to. They all know, they’re just not saying it. You are the Elephant in the room.

The BNP in the 80’s, broken eggs, water fights, class struggles, biting, Brexit and juggling in the rain all sit very un-neatly in this one man exploration of what it is to be judged and to be judgemental.

A verbatim circus show which is probably not for the whole family. 

This is a show in development and we are looking for residencies, development partners and tour dates in 2018. It has been made so far with commission money from Proteus as part of Basingstoke Festival 2017 and financial support from The National Centre for Circus Arts