Preview: Panto season at Theatre Royal Stratford

PUBLISHED: 15:01 21 November 2012

Michael Bertenshaw and Jorrell Coiffic Kamall

Michael Bertenshaw and Jorrell Coiffic Kamall


As pantomime season arrives, Theatre Royal Stratford prepares to return with its annual dose of fun, which this year is a production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Writer Paul Sirett has added his own adaptation to the panto, which promises to be a raucous evening with plenty of audience involvement.

The show will also have a musical element, with characters embracing genres ranging from country and western to hip-hop.

Director Dawn Reid, said: “Theatre Royal Stratford East has a great tradition for combining the some of the best-loved stories with new music and a diverse cast to give a very special pantomime experience.

“We’re confident this year will be better than ever and we’re going all-out to make sure we give our audience a cracking treat this Christmas!”

Jack and the Beanstalk runs from Saturday December 1 to January 19.

For more information and to book tickets, visit

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