It was announced that the Blue Peter star has launched Panto Online, the UK’s first pantomine filmed entirely on location,
 to be watched online by familes over Christmas
.

This Christmas, Peter Duncan has announced that the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk will be available for families to stream to help keep the pantomime tradition going.

Filmed in his own back garden, Peter has brought together a talented cast of actors and top creative team to recreate the fun of pantomimes complete with ingenious sets, fabulous costumes as well as a beanstalk.

Giant Blunderbore is in a terrible rage. He shouts from above threatening to eat any villager who won’t pay their rent. Poor Dame Trott has to sell her precious cow ‘Buttercup’ and sends her son Jack to the cow market. All he comes back with is a worthless bag of beans. Jill, the grumpy Squire’s daughter is kidnapped by the Giants dogsbody Fleshcreepy and taken to the castle in the clouds. Will Jack be the hero, climb the beanstalk, rescue his girlfriend and save the world from the human chomping ogre. Only the magical Garden Fairy knows the answer to that….

The cast for the production is set to include: Peter Duncan (Dame Trott), Ian Talbot (Squire Shortshanks), Sam Ebenezer (Jack Trott), Sarah Moss  (JILL SHORTSHANKS), Nicola Blackman (The Garden Fairy), Jos Vantyler (Fleshcreepy), Yuval Shvartsman (Giant Blunderbore) and Josh Freeman (Wolf Beast). The ensemble includes: Charlie Booker, Matthew Dawkins, Daisy English, Bessy Ewa, Ben Westhead and Morgan Wilcox.    

Meanwhile, forming the creative team are: Writer/Director Peter Duncan, Executive Producer/Director Ian Talbot, Producer/Production Manager Denise Silvey, Musical Director Colin Cattle, Choreographer Julia Redburn, Set & Props Design by Peter Humphrey, Cameraman Luke
Roberts, Sound design by Matthew Case and Wardrobe Master/Costume Makes David Morgan.

Profits from Panto Online will be supporting six fantastic charities and youth projects including: POhWer, Clothe Me – Thank you, British Youth Music Theatre, Prost8, Scouts and Best Beginnings.

 Tickets are now on sale at www.pantoonline.co.uk for a special early bird price of £15 – and the panto will be available to watch as many times as audiences want between December 4 and January 10.