12 March – 21 April 2024

Peoples Theatre, Braamfontein

 Get on over to the Peoples Theatre for the stage adaptation of DISNEY’S MY SON PINOCCHIO JR, on stage from 12 March to 21 April 2024.

You don’t need to wish upon a star for the team at the Peoples Theatre to deliver on top tier family entertainment – they are well known for bringing fun and laughter to audiences with their quality children’s theatre productions and this is no different for their first instalment of 2024. 

This classic Disney story is told from the perspective of toy maker Geppetto, who must journey beyond the toy shop to discover the meaning of family. 

My Son Pinocchio Jr features the beloved classic songs ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ and ‘I’ve Got No Strings’, alongside a host of songs by Oscar and Grammy award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz, tackling timely issues about what it means to be “the perfect child” – and what it means to be “a real father.”

Pinocchio is one of the finest classic tales of all time. 

This story is filled with a mixture of magic, suspense, fun and excitement. Pinocchio, the little wooden puppet who after a series of adventures is magically brought to life by The Blue Fairy, must show that he is BRAVE, HONEST and UNSELFISH before he can become a real boy.

My Son Pinocchio Jr  is a perfect, dynamic, and magical mix of a heart-warming fairy tale and action-packed adventure. Audiences will  love following Pinocchio’s journey from an awkward wooden puppet to being turned into a real live boy by The Blue Fairy.


Produced and Directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith

Set Design by Grant Knottenbelt

Costumes by Luciano Zuppa

Choreography by Sandy Richardson Dyer

Musical Direction by Coenraad Rall

The Cast


(will alternate performances) 

Caiden Distiller 

Kiran Moodley

Ntsako Mtombeni

Geppetto – Luciano Zuppa

The Blue Fairy – Nonhlanhla “Noni” Mkhonto

Mr Stromboli – Gamelihle Mbovana

Cat – Raymond Skinner 

Fox – Lesedi Mpshe

Performances are from Tuesday 12 March – Sunday 21 April 2024  

Show times for schools are Tuesday to Friday at 9am and 11am.

Show times for Public are 10h30 and 14h30 – Weekends and school holidays

Ticket Prices:

R165 per person for members of the public

R130 if you are a member of the Peoples Theatre Kids Club

R140 for public accompanying members

For School group rates, please contact the theatre directly




Call 011 877 6841 or email info@peoplestheatre.co.za for bookings or enquiries.
You can also book online at www.joburgtheatre.com or via Webtickets.

The Kids’ Club

Children who join the Kids’ Club for just R140.00 a year receive discounted rates on tickets and also get to enjoy free entrance to a show that falls closest to their birthday. Kids Club members receive fun newsletters and stand to win fabulous prizes in exciting competitions. So why not come and spend some quality time at the PEOPLES THEATRE Come as you are, come dressed up but whatever you do don’t miss My Son Pinocchio!




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