Jack and the Beanstalk at Bedworth Civic Hall is a real Christmas cracker!

The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk.
The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk.
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Jack and the Beanstalk - Bedworth Civic Hall - Until December 27
Review by Lucie Green

There was an electric atmosphere for the launch of Jack and the Beanstalk on Saturday. I’ve reviewed a good few pantomimes in my time – oh yes I have – but I have to say none has topped the audience participation and laughter in this one.

My eight-year-old girl (and myself) loved the heady mix of modern and traditional in this panto, written by Ben Crocker.

The show is packed with colourful characters, magical scenery, catchy songs from Jack (Connie Nash) and Edina the Eco Fairy (Georgia Phillips) and impressive dance routines. I loved Dame Trot (Steve Kray), but the star of the show for me was Andy Pierce, who played Simple Simon. Brilliant show.

Picture by Will Farndon.