Pinocchio at the King’s Head Islington


An active and engaged cast of six  gives life to a simple storyline in this mini pantomime which still manages to include all of the standards.  Full review to follow.

Photo: Bill Knight

Boutique Panto is Back at the King’s Head Theatre as Charles Court Opera presents Pinocchio

  • Charles Court Opera celebrate the 10th anniversary of Boutique Panto

  • Brought to life by their amazing, critically-acclaimed team!

  • Adult-only performances and children’s matinees available

  • Limited Season only 01 December 2016 – 07 January 2017

  • Fantastic new image here

  • Press Night Monday 05 December

An unmissable shining star in the North London Christmas season, Charles Court Opera are back at the King’s Head Theatre with their latest dazzling offering of boutique panto, Pinocchio.

Sporting the same stellar creative team as last year’s critically acclaimed Mirror Mirror! and a brilliant cast singing a dazzling array of musical numbers, CCO’s highly original take on this classic tale is jam-packed full of belly laughs, silliness and downright ridiculousness.

As is always the way, expect the utterly unexpected; a musically exhilarating, uproarious and quite frankly ludicrous show, with innuendo, puns and tomfoolery galore, all sprinkled with a handful of Christmas spirit and festive fun. With fabulous musical numbers from a wide range of genres and a story that is full of cheeky twists and turns, this is truly not to be missed.

John Savournin, Artistic Director of Charles Court Opera, says ‘We’re delighted to be back at the King’s Head Theatre for our tenth boutique panto. ‘Pinocchio’ is brimming with imagination, and we’ve been hard at work cooking up more fun and frivolity than ever before for our take on the classic tale.”

From adult-only performances through to children’s matinees, Pinocchio is set to be a Christmas cracker for everyone.


Information for Listings


Title                                 Pinocchio

Performance Dates Public Previews (7pm)

1, 2, 3 & 4 December

Press Night (7pm)

5 December

Family Friendly (7pm)

7, 8, 13, 14, 20 (3pm), 21, 22 (3pm), 23 (3pm), 27, 28, 29 & 30 (3pm) December

2nd (3pm), 3rd & 7th (3pm) January

Adults Only (7pm)

9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 28, 30 & 31 (5.30pm) December

2, 4, 5, 6 & 7 January

Young Children’s Matinees (3pm) 10,11 &17 December

Box Office   Previews

£15 (1&2 Dec only)

Family Friendly

Dec 3rd – 11th :

Premium: £25

Full: £21.50

OAP: £17.50

Concession: £15.00

Post Dec 11th :

Premium: £27

Full: £23.50

OAP: £19.00

Concession: £16.50

Adults Only:

Full: £29.00

Young Children’s Matinee

10th & 11th December

Adult: £15

Under 10: £5

Under 5: Free (on laps)

17th December

Adult: £17

Under 10: £6

Under 5: Free (on laps)


Telephone                            0207 226 8561




Location                               King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street,

London, N1 1QN


How to get there          The nearest underground stations are Angel (on the Bank branch of the Northern line) and Highbury & Islington (on the Victoria and London Overground lines).  The nearest rail station is Kings Cross St Pancras. 


Twitter                                 @KingsHeadThtr


Notes to Editors 


Creative Team Directed by John Savournin

Musical Director David Eaton

Choregraphy by Damian Czarnecki

Set design by William Fricker

Costume design by Mia Wallden

Lighting design by Nicholas Holdridge

Cast will include John Savournin

Matthew Kellett

Matthew R J Ward

Joshua da Costa

Nichola Jolley

Robin Bailey

About the King’s Head Theatre

The King’s Head Theatre is London’s first and foremost pub theatre and is led by Artistic Director, Adam Spreadbury-Maher. New writing, revivals, musicals, opera, cabaret and queer work sit side by side in an unashamedly eclectic programme of work. Thanks to an in-house agreement with Equity, we’re leading the way when it comes to ethical employment on the fringe whilst our resident trainee director’s scheme continues to provide comprehensive, vocational training to the rising stars of tomorrow. With high profile co-productions, national touring and transfers to and from the biggest arts festivals in the world, we’re certainly not slowing down.

For more PRESS information and images please contact:

Borkowski Arts & Ents: +44 (0) 203 176 27 00

Dee McCourt / / 07803 726 543

Molly Hunt/ / 07947439714

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