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written and directed by Amy Phillips

Show dates: Wed 13th - Sun 17th December 7.30pm. Weekend Matinees 2.30pm.

Join us this Christmas as we journey up the Beanstalk with Jack and his friends!  Fairyland is normally a happy-go-lucky kingdom, but the Wicked Witch of West Wimbledon and a Terrible Giant are terrorising it with high taxes and scary threats!  Can Jack and his friends (many of whom you'll recognise from your favourite fairy tales) defeat them or will Christmas be ruined?  The Lantern Arts Centre has been producing brilliant, family-friendly pantomimes for over 25 years, expect a fantastic tale, loads of toe tapping tunes and a ton of fun.  Book early to avoid disappointment.  TICKETS ON SALE SOON!

Free Panto workshop and auditions: Mon 18th & Thurs 21st September 7pm

Get Involved!

Cast - 16yrs +

There are parts for all ages and all roles can be played by any ethnicity.  There will also be opportunities for a small group of 7-12yr olds to get involved - more details soon, watch this space!


If you would like to be considered for a role in Jack and the Beanstalk, join us for a fun and friendly panto workshop on Monday 18th September - you will get a chance to find out more about panto and doing a show at the Lantern, learn 1 or 2 of the songs and dances and meet the Creative Team. 


If you would like to audition for a speaking role (there are small roles and principal parts), you will also need to attend auditions on Thursday 21st September - you will be given some script to read and if you want a singing role please be prepared to sing. 


Both the workshop and auditions begin at 7pm, and will be held in the Sanctuary on Monday night and the Bond Hall on Thursday night.  Please use the main church doors on Worple Road on Monday and the Bond Hall doors on Thursday - they will be well signposted. 


It's helpful if you can fill in the following form online before attending, but don't worry if not, we will have forms on the night too. Click to fill in online form

Please read the following carefully:

Please note that to be considered for a role in any of our shows you will need to attend all of our rehearsals apart from those where you have specified diary clashes with us at the start of the rehearsal period. You must attend the technical rehearsal on the 9th December and ALL of show week.  You will also be expected to sign and abide by our code of conduct.


Rehearsals: Monday and Thursday evenings 7pm-10pm from September 25th and the following Saturdays 12-6pm: 7th October, 11th November and 2nd December.


Jack and the Beanstalk Readthrough: Monday 25th September, 7pm


Technical Rehearsal: 9am-6pm, Saturday 9th December 


Show Week (Cast arrival time in brackets): Dress Rehearsal - Monday 11th Dec (5.30pm); Preview - Tues 12th Dec (5.30pm); Shows 1-3 - Wed 13th - Fri-15th Dec (5.30pm); Shows 4 & 5 - Sat 16th Dec (12.30pm); Show 6 - Sunday 17th Dec (12.30pm).


Crew and Creatives

We also need a talented team of Crew and Creatives to put on our panto.  If you have any interest in working backstage, even if you have no or little experience, do get in touch and join us for the workshop on Monday 18th September:

Your Visit

Your Visit
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Lantern Arts Centre, Tolverne Road, London, SW20 8RA

Food and Drink

Light refreshments will be available. Please note alcohol is not permitted on site at any time.


The Lantern Arts Centre is accessible by wheelchair-users and people with restricted mobility. Lifts are available for studios on the first floor, whereas ramps are in place to access the main auditorium. We have 2 accessible toilets.


There are no cloakroom facilities for storing bags and coats at the Lantern Arts Centre.

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