Pinocchio: No Strings Attached

by Jon Bradfield & Martin Hooper with songs by Jon Bradfield

November 2019 – January 2020
Main House

2 hours, 30 mins inc. interval

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.

Cast & Creatives

written by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper
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
casting by Harry Blumenau
production photography by PBG Studios

Cast
Matthew Baldwin
Christy Bellis
Shane Barragan
Oli Dickson
Christopher Lane
Dami Olukoya
Briony Rawle
Jared Thompson

Press & Reviews

“Loved this very adult, very funny panto. Congrats to all involved.”
Graham Norton

★★★★
“The return of the smartest and slickest adult pantomime in town”
The Stage

★★★★
“you can’t help but leave the theatre beaming. The perfect evening to kick-start your Christmas queer cheer into drive…a joyous evening of frenzied fun”
QX

★★★★
“a deliciously crude panto that sticks to the winning formula and doesn’t pretend to be anything different”
Spy in the Stalls

★★★★★
“the perfect panto for not-so-grownups to let loose and enjoy some filthy festive fun – just brilliant.”
Fairypowered

★★★★★
“If you can only do one panto this Xmas season, this should be the one”
London Living Large

★★★★★
“The script is sharp and rude without ever being crude and the whole cast impressive…Excellent fun all round.”
Boyz

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