THE classic tale of Pinocchio is being|re-told at Exeter Northcott Theatre.

Award-winning director and choreographer Benji Reid has joined writer Mary Cooper to produce this fast, funny and magical show for all the family.

It is the year of the Great Heatwave and Pinocchio is on the run. In a ramshackle shop his father, Elijah the toymaker, waits. Will Pinocchio ever return to make him proud?

This retelling of Carlo Collodi’s children’s classic, featuring body-popping and puppetry, music and animation, is like no other.

Tickets for the show on Saturday, January 25, are £12 with family tickets (three-plus) £27.