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Preview: Jack and the Beanstalk at Sunderland Empire
PANTO CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT
JADENATALIE (GO!GO!GO!), SOUTH SHIELDS BORN PHILLIP MEEKSANDDAVID BARRETT (LEGALLY BLONDE)
COMPLETE MAGICAL PANTO LINE UP ALONGSIDE
JANINE DUVITSKIANDBILL WARD
Jack and the Beanstalk
Friday 15th December 2017 – Sunday 7th January 2018
FE, FI, FO, FUM, the countdown to panto fun has begun! So get ready to GO!GO!GO! with Nick Jr’s Jade Natalie as ‘Princess Jill’, alongside the devilishly delightful, Phillip Meeks as Dame Trott, and Legally Blonde the Musical’s, David Barrett ‘Emmett’, taking a break from HarvardLawSchool to join us as our fairy-tale hero Jack.
The magical cast are set to scale great heights alongside the previously announced West End, award-winning actor Bill Ward in the villainous role of the giant’s henchman, Fleshcreep. Born and bred in the North East, Bill is best known for his work on two of the UK’s leading soaps, Emmerdale and Coronation Street.
Joining him is TV legend Janine Duvitski, who swaps Benidorm for Sunderland this festive season as the delightful Vegetable Fairy. Janine is well-known as the loveable Jaqueline Stewart in ITV1’s award-winning, Benidorm, alongside roles in Abigail’s Party, One Foot in the Grave and CBeebies’ Old Jack’s Boat, to name but a few!
Producers, UK Productions are on a mission to return with another madcap adventure this festive season! Jack and the Beanstalk promises a host of crazy characters with stunning costumes and sets, hilarious song and dance routines, amazing 3D special effects plus more jokes than a bag full of magic beans! So let’s hope our hero Jack lives happily ever after with the beautiful princess or will a beastly giant stop him in his tracks?
Relaxed performance: Wednesday 27 December at 5pm.
Family offer: Family 3+ £21pp Band A and £18pp Band B, must include at least one child in group (all performances until Friday 22 December 10.15am, and Tuesday 2 – Sunday 7 January).
NEW for 2017! Pantomime Experience – customers can add some sparkle to their visit and treat their child to the ultimate panto experience! Join the team in the Ambassador Lounge for pre-show panto fun, games and refreshments, together with a visit from one of Jack’s* friends. Costs and T&C’s apply. *This will not involve pantomime cast members.
FEE, FI, FO, FUM, WE SMELL PANTO CHRISTMAS FUN!
Tickets available from the Box Office on High Street West, via the ticket centre 0844 871 3022* or from our affiliate ATG Tickets*calls cost 7p per minute plus standard network charges. Booking and transaction fees may apply to telephone and online bookings.