Our review, Jack and The BeanStack at the Regent Theatre

Written by MiriamSpall on Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 20:36

Solo routines from an award winner dancer, 3D effects, and a cheeky cow are our highlights of this years Regent Theatre pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. Fee Fi Fo Fum… It’s panto fun for everyone!

The Regent Theatre panto got off to a great start with a packed audience of an exciting crowd, vastly made of families and children of all ages. With an all star cast, it is no surprise that The Regent’s panto, has become a yearly tradition for local families. The show will be playing from Saturday 16th December 2017 to Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

The Story

Poor Jack ( George Sampson) and his mother Dame Trott (Martin Ramsdin) are forced to part ways from their beloved cow “Daisy” to make ends meet. On his way to the market, Jack sells Daisy to a disguised villainous Fleshcreep for what seemed to be a bag of gold coins but were in fact just beans!.  With nothing else to sell, he is now at the mercy of the evil Fleshcreep who not only wants to ruin him but also seeks the attention of his sweetheart Gill.

As Gill rejects Fleshcreep's advances, in an act of revenge, he takes her to the Giant’s castle in the clouds as a prisoner.  Unaware that  the beans he gave Jack have grown into giant beanstalks as high as the sky, our hero now has access to the castle and is determined to slay the fearsome giant, teach Fleshcreep a lesson and finally put an end to his evil ways.


This year’s panto integrates 3D technology to portrait the giant and his castle, which was an unexpected surprise. Climb up the beanstalk with hero Jack in his attempt to rescue sweet Jill from the Giants castle in the clouds wearing the 3d glasses provided on the day, and join the adventure as the characters explore the haunted castle but beware of its creepy inhabitants! Clap along to popular songs such as Walking in Sunshine, Shut Up and Dance with Me, Mercy from Duffy and be entertained as hilarious (Simple Simon) aka Elvis, sings “lonely this Christmas” to Daisy the cow.

Watch your children’s face light up every time Daisy the cow comes on stage, especially when she performs her cheeky dance routine.  Jack’s ( George Sampson) impressive dance solos never fails to woe the audience and Connor Byrne had great presence as the villain of the story, I was quite taken by some of his impressive dance moves! The all star cast also includes, Roxanne Pallett, (Emmerdale & Dancing on Ice) Andrew Fleming (Britain's Got Talent Impressionist), Martin Ramsdin as Dame Trott, Wayne Bavin (BBC Radio Suffolk) and Lauren Grice as the Good Fairy.

Useful Information

  • Be prepared to be splashed with water, specially if you are sitting near the front!
  • The cost of the program is £5.00,  wheel spinners and swords £5.00, popcorn £3.00,  and ice cream £2.50 can be purchased before the show or during the interval
  • Booster seats are FREE
  • Tickets: £27, £24, £21, £19, £14

To book tickets to this magical pantomime visit the Regent Theatre's website or Tel. 01473 433100



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