Rehearsals are in full swing at Oxford Playhouse as Jack and his crew get ready for a fantastic and full on panto season. BOOK HERE
But if you think it’s all about Jack and his Beanstalk, then you’d be wrong because private detective Jill is on the case, and raring to go.
So when poor hapless Jack gets into trouble with his mum by selling the family cow to a stranger for a handful of old beans, she’s there to help unravel the mystery when a beanstalk starts to grow and grow and GROW!!
‘This adaption is so funny and comedic with lots of clowning around, great music and something for everyone’
Hoping you’ll join them on an adventure of a lifetime as they scale the beanstalk and take on the Giant, Jack Dairy (played by Max Guest) says: “This adaption is so funny and comedic with lots of clowning around, great music and something for everyone including Eileen the Cow, Dame Mary From The Dairy, Hendrix the Horrible, Fairy Foxglove, a weather-maker and ice cream machine, to look forward to.
“The whole cast is so focused, energetic and vivacious and we are having so much fun already, that it’s really exciting,” Max adds
“Everyone loves panto. It’s such a great experience and this one is absolutely nuts. The bigger and more bonkers the better.”
“And Dame Mary From The Dairy (played by the much loved Alasdair Buchan again) is so lively and loud and funny and bold and naughty – she really is quite fabulous,” he promises.
Jill, played by Dumile Sibanda is equally as excited. It’s her first panto, so she is learning the ropes fast, and loving every minute.
“Jill is the village detective and on a mission,” Dumile says, “so she’s far too busy and independent to be looking for love!
‘Where I grew up we didn’t get the chance to see a panto so I’m really looking forward to seeing so many children coming along for their first taste of theatre’
“And I love that panto is so inclusive. Where I grew up we didn’t get the chance to see a panto so I’m really looking forward to seeing so many children coming along for their first taste of theatre.”
And with over a few week to go (it opens on Nov 24) until we can enjoy Jack and the Beanstalk (written by Jack Counsel and directed by Toby Hulse) Max adds: “We’ve all got such a great feeling about it. It’s going to be such a laugh, and we just want to make sure everyone has as a really good time when they come to watch.”
JACK & THE BEANSTALK, Oxford Playhouse, Fri Nov 24 – Sun Jan 7. BOOK HERE