Preview: Panto season at Theatre Royal Stratford

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!”

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

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