For a brazenly adult, hugely camp (and outrageously homosexual) panto, the opening night of SLEEPING BEAUTY TAKES A PRICK! ticked and tickled every stereotypical box. In fact the only thing which would have made it camper, would have been if Dame Joan Collins herself were to turn-up in the audience — and poof, as if by magic, there she was, rubbing shoulder-pads with 80s pop stars Mike Nolan and Cheryl Baker from Bucks Fizz. You really can’t make this stuff up!
Sleeping Beauty Takes A Prick - Matthew Baldwin and company - photo by Oli Sones