15 Oct, 16 Oct
Various times

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Run Time
60 minutes

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company presents 


Visit the incredible world of Stuff and Nonsense. 

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 is Pinocchio and it turns out he’s had quite a life! 

In this adaptation of Pinocchio expect the classic elements of the story – a poor woodcarver, the tell-tale growing nose, the dream of becoming a real boy – combined with Stuff and Nonsense’s hallmark hilarity, skilled puppetry, original music, fantastic staging, outstanding performers and extraordinary physical tricks. 

Stuff and Nonsense are leaders in family theatre and Director Niki McCretton has children’s boundless curiosity in her heart and family connection as her mission.  

Invest in your children’s imaginations: join us in the theatre and take playfulness home with you! 

Suitable for all the family (recommended for ages 3-10).


We have created a Visual Guide for Pinocchio. This guide is designed to help children with autism, sensory needs or anyone that may benefit from an introduction to Z-arts and the play to prepare for their visit. Pinocchio Visual Guide If you’d like to see a scene-by-scene guide, please contact

Directed by Niki McCretton

Music by Dom Coyote

With additional music by Tim Dalling

Starring Tim Dalling, Jenny Harrold and Daniel Rejano

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Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road
M15 5ZA
Greater Manchester

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