From 17 Nov 2022

Wild Rice @ Funan

In this cheekily on-the-nose musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Wild Rice brings one of the world’s most beloved characters to the Singapore stage. Meet Pinocchio, a wooden puppet crafted with loving care by Geppetto – a kind, humble carpenter who has always dreamt of becoming a father.

With a wish and a touch of fairy magic, Pinocchio springs to life… but there are some strings attached! To become a real boy, Pinocchio must first prove himself to be brave, kind and true. It’s a challenge the little puppet is determined to overcome – until he is led astray by a pair of wily con artists, and swept up in a madcap misadventure that takes him from the tempting promise of the circus to the deepest depths of the fathomless sea.

Directed by Pam Oei, Pinocchio is a brand-new, original musical written by Thomas Lim, with lyrics by Joel Tan and music by Julian Wong. Our fabulous cast includes Mae Elliessa as Pinocchio, Ebi Shankara as Geppetto and Siti Khalijah Zainal as G-Hopper, as well as the adorable First Stage Kids – making a welcome return to the stage after three long years!

A hilarious and heartwarming celebration of family, friendship and the importance of being true to yourself, Pinocchio is the perfect holiday treat for you and your loved ones. Wood we lie to you? 🤥

Duration: approximately 2 hours (with intermission)
IMDA Rating: TBA

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Previews – Thu 17 Nov & Fri 18 Nov, 7.30pm / Sat 19 Nov, 2.30pm
$25, $35, $60, $70

Tue, Wed & Thu, 7:30pm
$30, $40, $70, $80

Fri, 7:30pm /  Sat, 2:30pm & 7:30pm / Sun, 2:30pm
$35, $45, $75, $90

As part of Wild Rice’s mission to make theatre accessible to people from all walks of life, we will be presenting the following access performances of Pinocchio!

3 DEC 2022, 2:30PM (TOUCH TOUR STARTS AT 1:15PM)

This performance is an inclusive theatrical experience featuring audio commentary on the play (interspersed with the actors’ live dialogue) that will be relayed via a headset. There will be an accompanying tactile tour of the stage, set and props. This will provide audience members who are blind or partially sighted more insight into our show.

4 DEC 2022, 2:30PM

This performance is an inclusive theatrical experience, featuring minor technical modifications to the show and space to accommodate individuals with neurodiverse needs.

7 & 8 DEC 2022, 7:30PM

These performances feature captions during the show to accommodate patrons with slight to profound hearing loss. Please book seats in Balcony 1 for the best view of the captions.

Mae Elliessa
Ebi Shankara
Siti Khalijah Zainal
Dwayne Lau
Michelle Ler
Vester Ng

Playwright Thomas Lim
Director Pam Oei
Lyricist Joel Tan
Composer & Arranger Julian Wong
Music Director Joel Nah
Choreographer Gino Babagay
Set Designer Wong Chee Wai
Sound Designer Shah Tahir
Costume Designer Tube Gallery
Hair Designer Ashley Lim
Make-Up Designer Bobbie Ng