The curtain went up this week on Hall for Cornwall's 2016 panto - Jack and the Beanstalk which can be seen until December 31 with a schedule of morning, matinee and evening performances.
Somewhere deep in the heart of Kernow, Kenwyne and Aunty Flo are trying to take a holiday, but they get much more than they bargained for. Cousin Jack and his Mum are bickering, their farm’s failing, the rent is through the roof and, to make matters worse, the village is being terrorised by the legendary giant Cormoran.
Starring Cornwall’s very own Kernow King, and the much loved Granville Saxton and Joanna Monro, Hall for Cornwall is proud to present this home grown Christmas adventure for the whole family.
For the second year, Hall for Cornwall has commissioned a new Cornish-centric Christmas Show, following the record-breaking success of last year’s production, Dick Whittington and his Mousehole Cat, which was seen by more than 26,000 people over its four week run.
With this year’s story conceived by actor Granville Saxton and co-written by director Simon Harvey and musical director, Richard Healey, the casting is locally led by comedian Edward ‘Kernow King’ Rowe, who will again play our comedy hero, Kenwyne.
Granville Saxton plays Auntie Mo and Joanna Monro makes a welcome return as Auntie Flo. They are joined by newcomer Mathew Hamper as Jack, Charlotte Clitherow as Annie, David Haydn as Sir Reginald Grabgrind, Jon Macneill as Ron and Kimberley Moses as Sandra Starch, with an ensemble including Harriet Bacon, Zachary Cooke and Mark Houston.
Once again the production will be directed by Truro resident and Cornish rising star, Simon Harvey, artistic director of o-region and resident assistant director and associate artist of Cornwall’s famous Kneehigh Theatre.
For show times and prices go to hallforcornwall.co.uk.