Pinocchio Cast of 6
Pinocchio. A story of redemption and self-discovery – with one small twist! With a synopsis of the original tale, teaching input, discussion points and suggestions for further activities Also available as a class play
This script was requested by a Community Theatre group aged 8-16 years in Australia who had previously used my other alternative fairy tale scripts – casts of 6 – combined into one production which was a huge success. The producer has kindly given me permission to share photos of the children performing Grimm Fairy Tales – A Re-Telling:
This script can be used for performance or, owing to its small cast size, as a guided reading script i.e. for a group of 6 within the classroom.
Also available in the same format: Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella.
Pinocchio – a cast of 30 (easily adaptable up or down) is also available – production of around 40 minutes depending on the number of music suggestions used.
Cast of 6
Duration: Around 10 – 15 minutes
Narrator: Oh dear, why is it some folk really do have to learn the hard way?
Pinocchio: (Sighing) There’s no need to rub it in. I admit I wasn’t the world’s fastest learner!
Geppetto: Ah, but you got there eventually
Cricket: (Interrupting) Eventually! Wow, but didn’t he just mega try our patience along the way!
Pinocchio: I know. I was a bit of a wooden top!
Cricket: I’ll say!
Geppetto: (Interrupting) No, no! He was a good boy underneath!
Narrator: Oh, there you go again, Geppetto! Making excuses for him!
Geppetto: Well, he was my son!
Cricket: Certainly ‘a chip off the old block’!
Pinocchio: (Angrily) Hey! Watch how you speak to my father!
Cricket: (Gasping) And what about everything you put him through!
Narrator: (Coughing) Ahem! For the benefit of those not in the know, perhaps we should give a little of the story, at this point?
Pinocchio: Not forgetting there are always two sides to a story!
Cricket: Or two versions, if you have anything to do with it! Think nose, is all I’m saying!
Narrator: Now, now you two! Perhaps we should try and put our differences to one side.
Geppetto: Yes, a little tolerance, I think is needed around here.
Cricket: (Huffily) We’ll certainly need that in large doses if we are to have to listen to
Cat: (Interrupting) Oh, here we go! Before we’ve so much as opened our mouths!
Fox: Guilty before we’ve even been heard!
Narrator: Well, you were! Guilty, that is!
Cat: We know! But do you really need to lay it on so thick?
Pinocchio: Well, yes! As a matter of fact, we do! You misled me not just once but twice!
Fox: (Stroking his chin) Hmm. Now let me see. Doesn’t that make you stupid (pauses) times two?
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