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Jack and the Beanstalk

A Golden Eggstravaganza is imminent when the Wonersh Players perform Jack and the Beanstalk their long-established “late, late” pantomime, during this February Half-Term Holiday.

The traditional tale is brought to life by writer and director Jon Rogers, and has the usual blend of old jokes, memorable songs and strong characters. Along with wonderful costumes by Marian Cozens, the show will give children and adults a show to remember.

The story sees Jack (Nyssa Staniforth), his garrulous mother Doris (Simon Osborne) and deaf old Gran (Glyn Tassell) swapping their cow for a bag of beans. A magical beanstalk grows overnight and the adventurous Jack climbs it to find a goose that lays golden eggs belonging to the angry Giant (Tony Carmichael) and his long suffering wife Doreen (Tracey Taylor). Jack befriends the lovely Lena (Sophie Myers) and three navvies Arfur, Arfur and Arfur (Leigh Terry, Nicky Bracey and Dave Workman) while the obnoxious Tim (Jeanette Farley) and benevolent Tom (Liz Rossall) help Jack steals the goose. Will the giant grind their bones to make his bread? Will Lena fall for Jack? Will there be a happy ending? You’ll just have to see the show to find out.

Performances at the Wonersh Memorial Hall are in February on Thursday 19th at 7:30pm, Friday 20th at 7:30pm and Saturday 21st at 7:30pm. All with a Licensed Bar, with a Children’s Matinee on Saturday 21st at 2:30pm. Tickets cost £6.00 for adults and £4.00 for children and seniors and are available from 01483 892401. Profits of the show will go to the the charities the Fountain Centre and Us in a Bus


Jack and the Beanstalk