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Bonnie Lythgoe Productions is presenting its sixth and biggest Australian pantomime of Jack and The Beanstalk at State Theatre from 12 to 21 July, 2019.
Jack and The Beanstalk is an English fairy tale. It appeared as The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean in 1734 and as Benjamin Tabart's moralised The History of Jack and the Bean-Stalk in 1807. Henry Cole, publishing under pen name Felix Summerly, popularised the tale in The Home Treasury in 1845 and Joseph Jacobs rewrote it in English Fairy Tales during 1890. Jacobs' version is most commonly reprinted today.
The pantomime will follow the success of Sleeping Beauty - a Knight Avenger's Tale, The Adventures of Peter Pan & Tinker Bell in 2017, Cinderellain 2016, Aladdin and his Wondrous Lamp in 2015 and Snow White Winter Family Musical in 2014.
This magical, laughter filled production of Jack and The Beanstalk will feature a fantastic 3D sequence that will transport audience members deep into the Giant's castle.
Starring Lucy Durack as Fairy Crystal Spirit of the Beans, Peter Rowsthorn performs as King Able Crumble, Jimmy Rees (aka Jimmy Giggle) stars as Simple Simon Trott and Hi-5 performer Lachlan Dearing is Jack. Other cast members include Richard Reid, Luke Joslin, Anastasia Feneri and Malcolm Lord.