b'| CULT URE | ENTERTAINMENTSTheatre ListingsABOVE THE STAG MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY72 ALBERT EMBANKMENT, SE1 7TP 53 SOUTHWARK STREET, SE1 1RUPinocchioNo Strings Attached! (To 11 January) The Boyfriend (To 7 March)by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper by Sandy WilsonGeppetta, a lonely puppet maker, crafts herself a young manSandy Wilsons all-singing all-dancing love letter to 1920s out of wood. But when a magic spell brings Pinocchio tomusical comedies returns for the first major London revival life she gets more than she bargained for. So begins a greatin over 10 years. Set in Madame Dubonnets finishing school adventure on land and at sea, about a gay young man within the south of France, these perfect young ladies burst into a peculiar affliction: whenever he tells a lie, something verysong at the least provocation, and forbidden boy friends are embarrassing happens. forever popping through the French windows to sing and dance with them. BRIDGE THEATRESOUTHBANK, SE1 9PX NATIONAL THEATRESOUTHBANK, SE1 9PXThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (To 2 February) E N A R R U M T H L E H Y B O O Y Pdirected by Sally Cookson based on the novel by C.S.LewisStep through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch.A Number (14 February To 14 March)by Caryl ChurchillHow might a son feel to discover that he is only one of aMaster Harold.and the boys, at the National with number of identical copies? What happens when a fatherHammed Animashaun and Lucian Msamatiis confronted by the results of an outrageous genetic experiment? In Caryl Churchills thrilling drama, which wonMaster Harold and the boys (To 17 December)the 2002 Evening Standard Award for Best Play, Roger Allamby Athol Fugardplays Salter, the father. Colin Morgan plays all his sons.St Georges Park Tea Room, Port Elizabeth, 1950. On a long rainy afternoon, employees Sam and Willie practise their steps for the finals of the ballroom dancing championship. Hally arrives from school to hide out in his parents tea room. These two men have been unlikely best friends to Hally his whole life. But it is apartheid era South Africa: hes Master Harold, and they are the boys.Three Sisters (To 19 February)by Inua Ellams (after Chekhov)Owerri, 1967, on the brink of the Biafran Civil War. Lolo, Nne Chukwu and Udo are grieving the loss of their father. Months before, two ruthless military coups plunged the country Roger Allam and Colin Morgan as father and son(s) ininto chaos. Fuelled by foreign intervention, the conflict A Number at the Bridge Theatre encroaches on their provincial village, and the sisters long to return to their former home in Lagos.22THE RIVER MAGAZINE|Winter 2019'