JACK and the Beanstalk, the Oxford Playhouse’s most “gigantic production” is gearing up to take to the stage.
This year’s festive pantomime opens on Friday, November 24, ‘oh yes it does’ – and will run until Sunday, January 7.
For the third year running the production has been written and directed by Steve Marmion.
Based on the English folk tale about the plucky but naive Jack and his handful of beans, this new production features Ricky Oakley as Jack, he recently appeared in the new musical Roller Diner at the Soho Theatre.
After getting into humungous trouble with his mother for selling their hapless cow for a handful of beans, Jack’s dreams begin to come true when they start to grow… and grow… and GROW.
Who knows what surprises he will face?
Paul Barnhill, first seen at Oxford Playhouse as the treacherous and conniving Abanazer in Aladdin at Christmas 2015, returns to Oxford to play Jack’s mother, Dame Trott.
A multi-talented cast bring to life Jack’s best friend Jill, the Giant and his evil henchmen Dai Slowly and Judi Hench, the Goose, the Fairy, Jagger the Cow and his clever sister Smart Simone.
Jack and the Beanstalk also stars a young company of 20 local children, aged 11 to 15, who are ready to take their place on stage.
With original music, current tunes and some golden oldies, there will be fun for both adults and children alike.
Be ready to boo the baddies, applaud the goodies and join our hero Jack on his journey as he ascends the giant beanstalk on his quest to conquer the giant.
Tickets for Jack and the Beanstalk at Oxford Playhouse start at £15 and are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or view oxfordplayhouse.com