Cade & MacAskill: The Making 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 film studio crafted from real wood, and fake wood, and real fake wood, you are invited to go behind the scenes of Cade & MacAskill’s creative process and their relationship, and question what it takes to tell your truth.
Artists and lovers Rosana Cade and Ivor MacAskill have been creating The Making of Pinocchio since 2018, alongside and in response to Ivor’s gender transition. In this theatrical, and cinematic spectacular, their tender and complex autobiographical experience meets the magical story of the little lying puppet who wants to be a ‘real boy’.
With a rich scenography designed by Tim Spooner, layered with sound by Yas Clarke, lights by Jo Palmer and cinematography from Kirstin McMahon, the show constantly shifts between fantasy and authenticity, the playful and the political, humour and intimacy, on stage and on screen.
The Making of Pinocchio joyfully embraces the importance of imagination in queer worldmaking and the idea of transness as a state of possibility that can trouble fixed perspectives and inspire change.
‘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 for the Creative Arts, Battersea Arts Centre and LIFT.
Produced by Artsadmin.
Funded by Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and Rufolf 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.
Presented in Brighton by Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts in association with Marlborough Productions.
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 & 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
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Dates & Times
Wednesday 19 October, 20228:00pm
Thursday 20 October, 20228:00pm