The theatre’s annual pantomime will begin performances on the 18th November.

(c)Mark Senior

Rehearsal images have now been released for the Theatre Royal Stratford East’s production of Jack & the Beanstalk, which begins performances later this month.

Directed by Denzel Westley-Sanderson, the cast for the production includes: Lucy Frederick (she/her) as Flesh Creep, Max Gill (they/he/she) as Bill, Savanna Jeffrey (she/her) as Winnie the Moo, Nathan Kiley (he/him) as the dame, Milky Linda, Eli London (they/them) as Ensemble, Billy Lynch (he/they) as Junior, Nikhil Singh Rai (he/him) as Jack and Jamie Tait (he/him) as Ensemble.

(c)Mark Senior

Welcome to Splatford! Jack lives here with his cow, Winnie The Moo, and his mum, Milky Linda. The town is home to a magical marsh full of healing mud, which Jack and his pals spend their days mining. But there’s a BIG problem: Giant Belch. He dominates Splatford from the sky – stealing the mud, charging outrageous rents and polluting the air with his burps and farts!

One odd shepherd, a handful of beans and an unexpected beanstalk later, Jack is on a life-changing journey. Can he reach the top? Can he defeat Flesh Creep – Belch’s hateful henchwoman who has seriously got it in for him? Can he triumph over Belch and be crowned Splatford’s unlikely hero? And can he make Milky Linda proud?

(c) Mark Senior

The production’s creative team includes: book and lyrics by Succession/Killing Eve writer Anna Jordan, music and lyrics by Stratford East pantomime veteran Robert Hyman and is directed by Stratford East’s Sky Arts Associate Artist for 2023 Denzel Westley-Sanderson. Meanwhile set and costume design is by Lily Arnold, lighting design by Simisola Majekodunmi, sound design by Beth Duke , musical direction by Lee Freeman and choreography by André Fabien Francis.

(c)Mark Senior

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