Pinocchio: No Strings Attached

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
sound design by Nico Menghini
casting by Harry Blumenau

November 2019 – January 2020

Geppetta, a lonely puppet maker, crafts herself a young man out of wood. But when a magic spell brings Pinocchio to life she gets more than she bargained for.

So begins a great adventure on land and at sea, about a gay young man with a peculiar affliction: whenever he tells a lie, something very embarrassing happens.

Bringing a touch of Italian summer to London’s winter, Pinocchio: No Strings Attached is a glorious concoction of rude and irreverent comedy, songs, slapstick, spectacle and sweet-throwing from Above The Stag’s award-winning team, and a tale that reminds you: if you can’t find 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.”
LondonTheatre1

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