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
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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
Performance Dates Public Previews (7pm)
1, 2, 3 & 4 December
Press Night (7pm)
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)
Dec 3rd – 11th :
Post Dec 11th :
Young Children’s Matinee
10th & 11th December
Under 10: £5
Under 5: Free (on laps)
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.
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 R J Ward
Joshua da Costa
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 07803 726 543
Molly Hunt/ email@example.com / 07947439714