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Breaking Cycles

Interview with Benji Reid

Benji Reid

Presented by Breaking Cycles & Z-Arts

Moss Side. 1976. The year of the Great Heatwave and Pinocchio’s on the run. In a ramshackle shop his father Elijah, the toymaker, waits.

Will Pinocchio ever return to make him proud?

Award-winning director and choreographer Benji Reid joins writer Mary Cooper to produce this fast, funny and magical show for all the family. Featuring body-popping and puppetry, music and animation, this is a retelling of Carlo Collodi’s children’s classic like no other.

Perfect for teenagers and anyone aged 7+

Cast & Creatives

Benji Reid — Director

Mary Cooper — Writer

David Morgan — Executive Producer

Andrew Wong — Sound Designer

Liz Walker — Puppet Designer

Sumit Sarkar — Video Design

Amanda Stoodley & Libby Bower — Costume Design

Ryan Harston — Pinocchio

Chris Jack — Elijah

Lane Paul Stewart — Fox/Puppeteer

Lauren Fitzpatrick — Cat/Puppeteer

Rayyah McCaul — Indigo

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