Sleeping Beauty Takes A Prick
Sleeping Beauty Takes A Prick! is the brand new, adults-only pantomime from the team behind Above The Stag Theatre’s legendary queer Christmas shows.

Journey back in time to the tiny kingdom of Slutvia, where a prince searches for the boy of his dreams at his 21st birthday ball. But when he takes a prick in the palace rose garden, he magically wakes up in a modern world where palaces are run by the National Trust and the man of your dreams is somewhere on Grindr.

Can he defeat his wicked uncle, reclaim the throne, win his man, save his mum, establish some form of primitive democracy and still find time to catch up on 30 seasons of Drag Race and the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Sublimely silly and staggeringly rude, Sleeping Beauty Takes A Prick! is a fabulous, feel-good, festive treat, bursting with big laughs, sensational songs, colourful sets and all the panto trimmings.


Producer - Oli Sones for He’s Behind You! Ltd
Writers - Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper
Songs - Jon Bradfield
Director - Andrew Beckett
Designer - David Shields
Costume Design - Sandy Lloyd and Robert Draper
Lighting Design - Jamie Platt
Musical Direction - Aaron Clingham
Choreographer - Carole Todd

Praise for the creative team's previous adult pantos:
"One of the finest and most thoroughly entertaining Christmas shows you're ever likely to witness" Gay Times
"The gags come thick and fast" The Guardian
"Bursting with heart" The Stage
"Screamingly funny, utterly filthy and unexpectedly moving" Mark Gatiss
"Witty, topical, traditional and hilariously queer" Ian McKellen
"I loved this very funny, very adult panto" Graham Norton
"Spectacularly funny" Time Out


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Marie Curie

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Marie Curie
Marie Skłodowska-Curie. Physicist. Pioneer. Parent.

As she arrives from her native home in Poland to study at Sorbonne University in Paris, young Marie Skłodowska is certain she can make a name for herself and change the course of science. She discovers radium, a new chemical element, with her husband Pierre Curie, and she’s lauded with the Nobel Prize.

But she is faced with an overwhelming moral dilemma. As Marie discovers the lifesaving potential of radium to cure cancer, factory workers handling the glowing substance are succumbing to the insidious grip of radium poisoning.

As a woman with society against her, can she wrestle with both the potential and danger of her discovery – and what is she if radium’s dangers overshadow its possibilities?

A story of life and death, ‘Marie Curie’ has already captivated audiences in Korea and Japan with its sweeping score and story and is now brought to London audiences for the first time in a stirring original production directed by Sarah Meadows (Ride).


Cast: 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie – Ailsa Davidson
Anne Kowalska - Chrissie Bhima
Pierre Curie - Thomas Josling
Ruben DeLong - Richard Meek
Irene Curie/cover Anne Kowalska - Lucy Young
Featured Ensemble/Alternate Marie - Isabel Snaas
Featured Ensemble/cover Ruben - Christopher Killik
Featured Ensemble/cover Pierre - Dean Makowski-Clayton
Featured Ensemble - Maya Kristal Tenenbaum
Featured Ensemble - Yujin Park
On Stage Swing - Rio Maye

Creatives: 

Producers: Byungwon Kang & LIVE corp.
Book & Lyrics: Seeun Choun
Music: Jongyoon Choi
Director: Sarah Meadows
English Book Adaptation: Tom Ramsay
Musical Director: Emma Fraser
English Lyrics, New Musical Arrangements & Ensemble Arrangements: Emma Fraser
Literal Translation: Ahreumbi Rew
Associate Director: Olivia Munk 
Set & Costume Designer: Rose Montgomery 
Lighting Designer: Prema Mehta 
Choreographer: Joanna Goodwin
Costume Supervisor: Evelien van Camp 
Sound Designer: Andrew Johnson
Video Designer: Matt Powell
Casting Director: Jane Deitch
Production Manager: James Anderton
General Management: Ollie Hancock & Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment


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