The complete scripts as performed at Above The Stag Theatre
by Jon Bradfield & Martin Hooper

The scripts of Above The Stag’s legendary and acclaimed adult pantomimes have been published for the first time in one huge and hilarious book – the perfect gift for you or a friend.

Written by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper, the shows have become a London institution, selling out every year and placing queer characters front and centre in hilarious versions of popular fairytales, myths and adventures, combing wit, wonder, romance and social satire with the best traditions of the great British panto.

Celebrating more than a decade of laughter, the book includes eleven complete scripts as well as production photos, notes and introductions by the authors, and a foreword by theatre journalist Paul Vale.

How to buy your copy

The book’s ISBN (the unique number that identifies it to all shops) is 9781839752322.

Your local bookshop will be able to order He’s Behind You: 11 Gay Pantomimes. Or why not support LGBT-specialising bookshops such as Gay’s The Word (London), The Portal Bookshop (York), News From Nowhere (Liverpool), Category Is Books (Glasgow) or The Bookish Type (Leeds).

Order He’s Behind You! from Blackwell’s, Foyles, Waterstones, Amazon and Book Depository.

In the theatre:
We’ll have copies available to buy in the theatre during this year’s pantomime run.

Praise for our pantomimes

“Screamingly funny, utterly filthy and unexpectedly moving… a genuine institution and a highlight of loyal audiences’ Christmases. Literate, clever and oddly beautiful little gems – they really are, in a crowded field, the fairest of them all”.

“Despite being savagely funny, very adult and very queer, Jon and Martin’s pantomimes have huge heart. I haven’t missed one for years”

“Masters of their craft”

“Panto dream team Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper”

“Fast approaching legendary status”

“The hottest panto in town”

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