Photos have been released showing the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk onstage ahead of the show's opening this week.

The annual pantomime, which has become a firm fixture at the west London venue, has been written by the Lyric's associate artist Joel Horwood. It stars Vikki Stone as Fleshcreep, returning after her run as Abanazer in Aladdin at the same venue last year, alongside panto dame Kraig Thornber and fairy godmother Cherrelle Skeete. The cast also features Faith Omole as Jack, Daniel Fraser as Jill, Kayla Meikle as Daisy the cow.

Last year's pantomime was described by WhatsOnStage critic Matt Trueman as 'a delirious two-hour show that never lets up'.

The show will be directed by Jude Christian and Sean Holmes, with design by Jean Chan, lighting from Tim Deiling and sound by Nick Manning.

Jack and the Beanstalk runs at the Lyric Hammersmith from 25 November to 6 January, with previews from now.

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