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Pinocchio at Above The Stag Theatre

Briony Rawle will be returning to London’s premier LGBT theatre Above The Stag this Christmas, to appear in their cult annual adult panto. This year the classic story of Pinnochio will be getting a naughty LGBT twist…


by Jon Bradfield & Martin Hooper with songs by Jon Bradfield
directed by Andrew Beckett
choreography by Carole Todd
designed by David Shields
musical direction by Aaron Clingham
lighting design by Jamie Platt

November 2019 – January 2020


The story of a lonely woodcutter who lovingly carves a boy out of wood is gobsmackingly reimagined as a dazzling adult pantomime.

A spell transforms Pinocchio into a real boy, and sends him on a great adventure. But soon he discovers he has a very peculiar affliction: whenever he tells a lie, Pinocchio starts to grow – in a very embarrassing place.

A glorious concoction of comedy, songs, slapstick and sweet-throwing, and a tale that reminds you: if you can’t get love, you can at least get wood.

Praise for ATS pantos
“Spectacularly funny… As camp as Christmas and brilliantly boisterous – not to be missed”
Time Out

“Blissfully irreverent… quite possibly the best adult panto you’ll see this year.”
The Stage

“the perfect way to kick the festive season off in fantastic style.”

“The writing sings, the gags land, the songs are sublime”
Gay Times