We love a good panto – oh yes we do!!
Like many other families, taking the kids to the panto is a Christmas essential. It’s wonderful to see an audience aged from 0-99 singing along and laughing together.
The opening night is always a treat… with impromptu laughs often provided by props that don’t quite work, fluffed lines and a nervous cast – but credit to everyone that there was only one minor hiccup “can you hear those footprints?” which just gave another laughter opportunity.
Jack and the Beanstalk features Kyle Tovey in the lead role and Clare Reilly as fairy sunflower – both on top form again after appearing to rave reviews in the Stratford ArtsHouse panto last year.
Kyle (playing Jack) is superb, singing with gusto and hats off to Chlöe Amber who is both choreographer and plays Princess Amelia. Dame Trott delivers the cheesy gags by the bucket load (or maybe that should be Daisy the cow’s milk pail). Highlights for us were the hilarious Simple Simon’s lip sync battle with wicked witch Melevola, played by Kate Taylor-Marshall and the following morning we’re still singing the finale Reach for the Stars!!
We’ve been to a few events at the Stratford ArtsHouse and we’re always pleasantly surprised with the reasonably priced drinks and confectionery. They’d also provided a colouring-in area for the kids and their very own beanstalk!
ABOUT THE SHOW
Jack looks to outwit the evil giant in this year’s panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, at Stratford ArtsHouse.
On their farm Trott’s Dairy, hero Jack, his mother the comical Dame Trott, and his brother Simon, are penniless. The evil giant, Blunderbore, and his wicked henchwoman Melevola, are laying waste to the village.
Melevola has kidnapped the beautiful princess to be the Giant’s lunch. Jack has to climb the beanstalk into Cloudland to try and rescue the princess and defeat the hideous Blunderbore.
Can Jack save the day?
Brought to you by the team behind the HUGELY successful production of ALADDIN, this year’s pantomime will feature sensational new scenery, stunning costumes, incredible Special Effects and plenty of audience participation.
Introducing the fabulous ‘Mattie Parkinson’ as Dame Trott and returning for 2017 the sensational ‘Clare Reilly’ as Fairy Beansprout.
Featuring a superb Professional Cast, incredible Choreography and some magical and musical numbers that the whole family can enjoy.
HOW TO BOOK
Friday 22nd December 2017 – Saturday 30th December 2017 (matinee and 6:30pm performances)
Where: Stratford ArtsHouse, 14 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU
Tel: 01789 207100