Jack and the Beanstalk

First look at Lyric Hammersmith's Jack and the Beanstalk
Vikki Stone stars as Fleshcreep in the west London theatre's latest pantomime
Al Murray to make panto debut in Jack and the Beanstalk
The Pub Landlord will star alongside Clive Rowe at the New Wimbledon Theatre
Let's Talk About Sets: Lotte Collett on Jack and the Beanstalk
By Lotte Collett
Designer Lotte Collett explains the process behind designing a traditional pantomime set
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Jack and the Beanstalk (Clacton – panto)
You don't have to offer a mega-bucks spectacular at pantomime time. As this "Jack and the Beanstalk" demonstrates, an intelligent script and good costumes are enough to carry a show.
Jack and the Beanstalk (St Albans – panto)
Importing television stars into theatres shows may be good box-office, but it's not necessarily a recipe for pantomime success.
Jack and the Beanstalk (Salford Arts Theatre)
By Sara Cocker
Delivers what you want from a panto on a budget.
Jack and the Beanstalk (Peterborough - panto)
It's surprising how effective a comparatively simple pantomime can be, given a good script, committed performances and a simple setting.