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Jack and the Beanstalk
ENDS Sunday 12 January 2020
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

While the decorations and Christmas lights have been packed away there’s one place in Eastbourne which remains in the true spirit of the season as family favourite Jack and the Beanstalk is still playing at the Devonshire Park Theatre until Sunday 12 January. So if you haven’t yet had the chance for two (and a bit) hours of pure silly nonsense it’s not too late to be part of the party!

Tens of thousands of children, and adults a-like, have been wowed by the Giant Blunderbore with comedy favourites Martyn Knight (Dame Trott) and Tucker (Simple Simon) causing all kinds of chaos – let’s say just don’t be late coming back to your seat after the interval!

Clarabelle the Cow has been a favourite with the children who have seen the show so far and Katherine Glover (Jack) has been showcasing some remarkable beanstalk climbing skills along with a stunning voice, with Robert Ashe (King Custard of Stoney-Broke), Victoria Farley (Princess Jill) and Nathalie Hope (Fairy Fuchsia) completing the cast.

The show is packed with comedy, live music and song, stunning costumes and impressive dancing; it’s the perfect antidote to a cold grey day and the ideal way to blast the January blues into the stratosphere.

Whether young or old once the curtain goes up on an Devonshire Park panto age is irrelevant and even the most grown-up in your group will have a nostalgic pang for the pure joy of seeing a pantomime cow dance, a beanstalk magically grow, a twinge of trepidation at seeing a walking, talking and singing giant – and a huge wave of relief to see the Dame pick on someone else!