NEWS: Casting Announced for Lyric Hammersmith’s Jack & the Beanstalk

NEWS: Casting Announced for Lyric Hammersmith’s Jack & the Beanstalk

The theatre’s annual pantomime returns from the 19th November.

(c) Lyric Hammersmith

Casting has been announced for the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s upcoming production of Jack & the Beanstalk, which will play for a limited season until the 7th January 2023.

Directed by Nicholai La Barrie, the production’s principle cast is set to include:  Emmanuel Akwafo playing Dame Trott, Maddison Bulleyment playing Jill, Jodie Jacobs playing Fleshcreep, Leah St Luce playing Jack and Finlay McGuigan playing Simon.  Further ensemble casting has yet to be confirmed.

‘Fee-fi-fo-fum’, Fleshcreep wants money from Jack and her mum. And if they don’t cough up, he’s going to take everything they’ve got and feed them to the evil giant in the sky. To save them from their fate, Jack swaps their beloved Daisy the cow (who can sing like no udder) for a bag of magic beans. But little do they know; a soaring adventure awaits…Expect beanstalk climbing, giant defeating, golden egg laying, extreme skateboarding, milk explosions, singing cows, some absolutely outrageous outfits and of course Beyoncé!

This year’s pantomime has been written by Jude Christian and Sonia Jalaly. The creative team behind the production also includes: Set and Costume Designer: Good Teeth; Choreographer: Arielle Smith; Lighting Designer: Elliot Griggs; Composer and Arranger: Corin Buckeridge; Sound Designer: Nick Manning; Musical Director: Adam Gerber; Casting Director: Lotte Hines CDG; Casting Assistant: Lilly Mackie; Associate Sound Designer: Jet Sharp; Assistant Director: Tyler Holland.

Nicholai La Barrie, Associate Director (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre) and Director (Jack and the Beanstalk) said: Jack and the Beanstalk is going to be funny, joyous and full of Christmas magic. One of the great things about getting to make a panto at the Lyric is that we get to speak to our West London community and make a show for all to enjoy. This show is for everyone to sing and dance along to, and we can’t wait to hear kids laugh as loud as they like. We want the whole family to have the best time in the theatre, and for this to be an unforgettable experience.

Jack & the Beanstalk will play at the Lyric Hammersmith from the 19th November until the 7th January 2023.

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