The Making of Pinocchio

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Time: 2.30pm, 7.30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £17)

Running Time: 90 mins

Age Guidance: 16+ (contains nudity and sexual references)

This event takes place in person in our Grand Hall.

LIFT, BAC and Artsadmin are thrilled to present this UK premiere, which forms a part of LIFT 2022: Unexpected Perspectives. Find the full festival programme on LIFT’s website.

A true tale of love and transition told through the story of Pinocchio.

Join two artists on a fantastical journey through a real-life story as they make a new trans version of Pinocchio.

Set in a fictional film studio, you’re invited behind the scenes of Cade & MacAskill’s creative process and their relationship, to question what it takes to tell your truth.

Artists and lovers Rosana Cade and Ivor MacAskill have created The Making of Pinocchio alongside and in response to Ivor’s gender transition. In this playful theatrical and cinematic spectacular, their tender, complex autobiographical experience meets the magical story of the lying puppet who wants to be a ‘real boy’.

 

‘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

‘The Making of Pinocchio is clever and absorbing, full of reflection and self-revelation, powerful visual imagery and movement.’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

 

Commissioned by Fierce Festival, Kampnagel, Tramway & Vooruit with support from Attenborough Centre of the Arts, Battersea Arts Centre and LIFT.

Produced by Artsadmin.

Funded by Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and Rudolf Augstein Stiftung with development support from The Work Room/Dianne Torr Bursary, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, National Theatre of Scotland, Live Art Development Agency, Gessnerellee, Mousonturm, Forest Fringe, West Kowloon Cultural District & LGBT Health & Wellbeing Scotland.

 

This performance is Pay What You Can.

The Pay What You Can Scheme removes a financial barrier, giving everyone the chance to see our shows. This is made possible by those who are able choosing a higher price point, and for this you can be guided by the recommended price.

Thank you for supporting us and the community by continuing to book with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

CREDITS

Created and performed by Rosana Cade & Ivor MacAskill
www.cademacaskill.com
Set, Prop & Costume Designer: Tim Spooner
Sound Designer: Yas Clarke
Camera Operator and performer: Jo Hellier
Lighting Designer & Production Manager: Jo Palmer

Cinematographer: Kirstin McMahon
Producer: Mary Osborn for Artsadmin

Technical Stage Manager: Sorcha Stott-strzala

Outside Eye: Nic Green
Captioning: Collective Text; Emilia Beatriz, Daniel Hughes with Rosana Cade, Yas Clarke, Ivor MacAskill, and Jamie Rea

ACCESS

PRE EVENT INFORMATION

This event takes place in person in our Grand Hall. This space is on the ground floor, with step-free access.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit. If you would like to read about our current COVID safety measures in place, you can find out more about what to expect here.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT/COMPANION TICKETS

If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by emailingaccess@bac.org.uk. 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

All performances contain integrated captions with descriptions of sounds. 

Audio described performance: 1 July, 7.30pm. Audio description by Dot Howard.

Touch tour: 1 July, 6.15pm. Book your free ticket for the touch tour here.

Content

  • There is no strobes, flashing lights or haze
  • There is a short section with loud music
  • There are no moments of complete blackness
  • The show talks about why it’s hard to put on a trans show and transphobic media

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.

PRE-SHOW INFORMATION

VISIT OUR ACCESS PAGE

WE’RE GOOD TO GO

We have been recognised by the National Tourist Associations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, that we are operating within the COVID-19 Industry Standard.
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FACE MASKS

We encourage all audience members to wear a mask whilst sat in performance spaces and when moving around our building (unless you’re exempt).

SOCIALLY DISTANCED PERFORMANCES

We have a limited number of socially distanced performances for most shows, so you can choose when you feel most comfortable attending.
Image: When It Breaks It Burns. A group of young people dancing under multi-coloured lights. Photo by JMA Photography.

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Our COVID booking policy means that it’s easy to exchange your tickets if you are unable to attend.

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