London – Un Bambino Di Nome (A Boy Called) Porro is Tricolore Theatre Company’s new magical bilingual play for children from 7-11 which premieres in London this autumn at Pleasance Theatre (Downstairs), Carpenters Mews, North Road, Islington N7 9EF.

On Saturdays 16th, 23rd, and 30th November at 4pm and Sundays 17th, 24th November and 1st December at 4pm.

The play, in English and Italian, features a life-sized puppet and live actors and tells a heart-warming story of a young boy’s journey from underdog to top dog as he travels through an enchanted world.  On the way, he meets a drowsy dormouse, a petulant penguin, a daring dog and a band of musicians who see the potential in the little boy whose hair is too vertical, whose ears are too small and who is always late.

Written by Penny Culliford and directed by Anthony Shrubsall, with original score by Stefan Potiuk, and with a cast of professional Italian and English actors, the play combines Tricolore’s expertise in appealing to English and Italian audiences, young and old, with captivating storytelling, energetic performances and innovative staging. Designed by Offie Nominated Alys Whitehead and Sound & Lighting by Offie Commended Chuma Emembolu.

Tricolore’s previous productions, all written by Penny Culliford, include Saffron Hill (also directed by Anthony Shrubsall), La Catena d’Oro (The Golden Chain) and The Gingerbread Man (L’Ometto di Pan Pepato) a bilingual play for younger children that toured to Rome.

Tickets are available from 020 7609 1800

Price £12 adults, £10 children and concessions plus £36 for a Family ticket for 4 – includes FREE ice cream at every show from Oddono’s Gelati