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Peking Opera version of Pinocchio staged in London

2014-02-04 13:59:16



A group of Beijing pupils on February 1 put a Peking Opera version of western fair tale the Adventure of Pinocchio on the stage in London.

Staged in the Mermaid Conference & Events Centre by some 60 pupils with Zhongguancun No. 1 Primary School, the performance was a part of a series of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Britain.

The original story of the Adventure of Pinocchio, wrote by Italian author Carlo Collodi, was a classic of children's literature and well-known across the world.

Saturday's performance is the first debut outside China of the Peking Opera rendition of Pinocchio, a work done by the Zhongguancun School's pupils earlier in 2013.

Yue Shunli, head teacher of the school, said by combining a western classic fairy tale with a traditional Chinese art form, the new version of Pinocchio provides a way for kids to return to traditions.

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