Jack and the Beanstalk - the traditional pantomimeHere is another traditional pantomime re-written for children to enjoy performing. All the elements of the story are retained and the entire play is written in rhyme.
Jack and his mum live in abject poverty and mum does not agree to Jack's simple, if illegal, solution (shoplifting!) So he is sent out to sell their remaining collateral, the thin and ancient cow. He meets the beanseller, does the deal - cow for beans - and returns home, to a less than rapturous reception from mother.
During the night, the beans grow skywards, and, when the police arrive to question Jack for some unknown reason, he fears the worst. To escape he climbs up the beanstalk. At the top he finds a giant's palace.
This story has all the elements of the traditional pantomime, with a few more thrown in for good measure. Needless to say it has a happy ending (for Jack and his mum!)
This is a rip-roaring tale and will be stimulating for cast and stage designer. Jack has, unsurprisingly, the biggest and most demanding role but there is a good selection and variety of different length parts for the rest of the cast including narrators who link the action. 5 brilliant, totally original and singable songs.
"Just to keep you informed I have started the rehearsals for Jack and the Beanstalk and they are going extremely well. The children absolutely love the script and songs - Jack learnt all his lines over one weekend! Thanks again for all your efforts especially in producing the songs so quickly." Primary School teacher Durham UK December 2004