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

Dates & Times

24 November 2023 - 13 January 2024
Tue - Sat 7.30pm
Sat Matinee 3.30pm
Sun matinee 2pm
Sun Eve 6pm
(No Matinee 26 Nov)
(No Shows 24 Dec, 31 Dec)
21 Dec, 22 Dec, 26 Dec, 28 Dec, 29 Dec - Matinee 3:30pm
23 Dec, 30 Dec - Matinee 2:00pm

Sunday 10th December - 18:00 - Terrance Higgins Trust Gala performance. £5 of every ticket will be donated to THT in support of their work. 

Thursday 14th December - BSL Sign Language Performance

Running Time: 2h 20m
Age Guidance: 18+


Previews & Off Peak (Tuesday to Thursday)

Crown Jewels Package - Premium+ £52.50
includes best stalls locations
Premium £45.50
Stalls £36.50
Balcony £25.00
Royal Box £36.50

Peak (Friday to Sunday)

Crown Jewels Package - Premium+ £60.00
includes best stalls locations 
Premium £52.50
Stalls £42.50
Balcony £25.00
Royal Box £42.50

Group Discounts

10 Tickets - 10% Off
15 Tickets - 15% Off
20 Tickets - 15% Off & Booker goes free

For Access or Group bookings, please contact the Box Office. 

08444 930 650

The is a £2.50 booking fee charged  per ticket on phone and internet orders and a 50p restoration levy on all tickets. Box office at theatre open to personal callers from 2 hours before the curtain time for every performance.

Tel: 08444 930 650



Performance Schedule