A fabulous take on the story of Jack and the Bbeanstalk. The set and cast were fabulously professional with most of the characters also playing instruments as part of the band.
It took us about 20 minutes to get into the swing of ‘panto’’ and once we did we were dancing and cheering away!
Jack’s enthusiasm captured the younger audiences attention whilst Jack’s mum-the Dame and others provided the expected grown up jokes to entertain us. Pat the cow is exceptionally funny! Some characters were a bit superfluous and seemed to drag out the odd scene here or there and we would have liked a bit more audience participation but otherwise, this was the best panto we have seen for a while! The panto is 2.5 hours long and our 3 year old would have been happy with just the first half if you have younger ones you want to try them out at the theatre.
We would definitely recommend it!
Jack and the Beanstalk runs at Queens Theatre, Hornchurch until 6th January. For more information and to book, click here