This adaptation of Carlo Callodi's classic tale about toymaker Geppetto will have you on the edge of your seats as Pinocchio escapes danger at the Mangiafuoco's Puppet Theatre, the deep ocean and the Land of Toys.
But keep an eye on his nose as Pinocchio famously has a tell-tale sign every time he lies.
This stage version of Pinocchio is set in a puppet theatre where the lovable character is struggling with the idea of going to school and is lured to perform with all the other overworked puppets.
At a special preview of the Christmas show, student actors from the BOA (Birmingham Ormiston Academy) gave audiences a taste of what is to come later in the year with Niamh Slater doing a great job as puppet Pinocchio. She really got the wooden movements spot on.
Keep an eye on the nose
When the show begins in November, the cast will be made up of trained performers and BOA students under the direction of Alec Fellows Bennett.
There will be 65 performances of Pinocchio but festive plays at The Old Rep aimed at families and children of all ages always have plenty of demand as they are colourful with plenty of effects and puppets that younger viewers love.
Last year's show of Alice in Wonderland was a vibrant tale full of bright costumes and sets.
Last year's Old Rep festive show was Alice in Wonderland
Special performance of Pinocchio will also take place. There is a British Sign Language show on Friday 23 November at 10.15am and on Friday 28 December at 1pm.
There is also a relaxed performance on Saturday 15 December at 1pm.