ALL ROADS lead to the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre for this year’s popular pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.
With Emmanuel Akwafo playing Dame Trott, Maddison Bulleyment starring as Jill, Jodie Jacobs taking on the role of Fleshcreep, Leah St Luce playing Jack and Finlay McGuigan as Simon, the Nicholai La Barrie production, which opened last month, runs until January 7, 2023.
La Barrie, who is associate director at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Jack and the Beanstalk director, 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.”
Nicholai La Barrie, Director. (pic by Dan Patrick)
Jude Christian and Sonia Jalaly, writers (Jack and the Beanstalk ) said: “Jack and the Beanstalk is bursting full of adventure and magic – it’s the perfect combo for a festive night out with some quintessential panto surprises thrown into the mix too.”
Rachel O’Riordan, artistic director and CEO of the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, said: “The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s much loved annual pantomime has become a West London favourite.
“Now in its 13th year, it continues to attract audiences of all ages from West London and beyond. Newly adapted by co-writers Jude Christian and Sonia Jalaly, Jack and the Beanstalk is the first panto directed by our associate director, Nicholai La Barrie.
“I am so thrilled for audiences to watch and experience this magical festive show, which our talented production team and artists have dreamt up.”
On from now until January 7 / BSL Performance: December 28, 2pm