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The Making of Pinocchio

13.11-14.11

Genre

  • Contemporary Theatre

Language

English

Age recommendation

15+
Fantasy of the desire of becoming real
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Two performers: Ivor MacAskill (he/him) and Rosana Cade (they/them), interact on a dark stage, illuminated by a flash. Ivor is a white man with short hair and ginger stubble and Rosana is a white non-binary person with short hair. They both wear fake-wooden tracksuits and caps with real wooden appendages protruding from wooden sockets on their heads, noses, body parts. The performer on the right, stands upright, whilst the performer on the left is on the floor looking up.

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★★★★ ‘The wondrous trans tale of Pinocchio… A funny, clever and thoughtful two-hander, rich in playful imagery and direct-to-camera asides, about identity, definition and acceptance… The satire is gentle, but the politics are clear.’ The Guardian
★★★★ More than anything, The Making of Pinocchio testifies to an evolving, continually transforming love between partners, a love for making things and oneself.The Stage
Two performers: Ivor MacAskill (he/him) and Rosana Cade (they/them), are shown in profile from the waist up, facing each other. Ivor is a white man with short hair and ginger stubble and Rosana is a white non-binary person with short hair. They wear fake wooden tracksuits and caps with real wooden appendages protruding from them, and stand against a fake wooden background. Rosana has a fluffy pointy hat and Ivor has a fluffy tail. Their wooden noses have joined and are strapped on with red elastic. They hold a wooden table between them as they look at eachother with open mouths.

Working group

Created by

Rosana Cade, Ivor MacAskill

Performed by

Rosana Cade, Ivor MacAskill, Jo Hellier, Tim Spooner

Set, Prop & Costume Designer

Tim Spooner

Sound Designer

Yas Clarke

Cameras

Jo Hellier

Lighting Designer

Jo Palmer

Cinematographer

Kirstin McMahon, Jo Hellier

Original Producer

Mary Osborn for Artsadmin

Ongoing Producer

Nora Laraki for Artsadmin

Production Manager

Sorcha Stott-Strzala

Outside Eye

Nic Green

Movement advisor

Eleanor Perry

Captioning

Collective

Text

Emilia Beatriz, Daniel Hughes with Rosana Cade, Yas Clarke, Ivor MacAskill, and Jamie Rea

Pricing

  • Regular38 €
  • Small Group 4+36 €
  • Retired34 €
  • Group 20+34 €
  • Student, unemployed or under 25 y20 €
  • Student or unemployed Wed 13.11., available 5 days before12 €
  • Moving in November festival pass, available on festival website45 €

Cade & MacAskill

Ivor MacAskill (he/him) and Rosana Cade (they/them) are renowned queer artists and facilitators based in Glasgow, Scotland. Their work, together and individually, straddles the worlds of experimental contemporary theatre, live art, queer cabaret, film, children’s performance, site specific, and socially engaged practices. 

Their collaboration is born from a shared love of subversive humour, experimentation with persona and text, playful theatricality, and the joy they find in improvising together. They also share a passion for LGBTQIA+ rights and culture. They create strange, full aesthetic worlds on stage, with unique sonic elements embedded into their work due to ongoing collaboration with sound artist and designer Yas Clarke.

They are both experienced facilitators and trained volunteers with LGBT Youth (Glasgow). They are currently in the process of setting up a co-operative to open a new LGBTQIA+ secondhand shop / community space in Glasgow.

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