JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
written and directed by Amy Phillips
Show dates: Wed 13th - Sun 17th December 7.30pm. Weekend Matinees 2.30pm.
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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 £16/£14 concession (includes a free programme)
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours 20 minutes long, including a 20 minute interval
About Jack and the Beanstalk writer & director Amy Phillips:
I loved reading and writing as a child which fortunately my parents encouraged, as did a brilliant and inspirational English teacher at school. After a degree in English Literature from Royal Holloway, I continued pursuing a career as a professional actor but kept writing whenever I had the chance. I studied script-writing at the Writers’ Boot Camp in LA and finished my first screenplay the same week I had my first baby. I’ve got a great pic of her lying next to the script - they were about the same size!
My West End debut wasn’t an acting gig - it was at the Soho Theatre performing live comedy I’d written. My advice to young actors is always to make your own luck and writing something you can perform is a great option. Some of the biggest hits in the West End currently, like SIX and Operation Mincemeat, grew from a group of young people developing ideas together in a very small way at first.
Jack and the Beanstalk is my first full-length pantomime. While I have tried to be true to panto traditions, it is of course full of many things I love and that move me: from the soundtrack to fairytales, from dry humour to 80’s dance routines! Essentially though, it is a story about kindness and finding your wings - and helping others find theirs. That’s what the Lantern is all about and why once people discover this magical place, they don’t look back.
Amy Phillips is a professional actor, theatre director and practitioner and the Artistic Director of the LAC. As an actor she has worked extensively in theatre, television and film. She has appeared in two plays at the LAC - Shadowlands and Last Train to Nibroc. Amy has directed 7 shows at the Lantern: Blue Stockings, Hay Fever, Treasure Island, Harvey, A Bunch of Amateurs, Our Town and The Crucible.
Lantern Arts Centre, Tolverne Road, London, SW20 8RA
Food and Drink
Light refreshments will be available in the Lantern Hub. 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.
Concessions: over 60, unwaged, children under 16yrs and students. Once you have booked your seat you will be emailed your e-ticket which will be scanned upon your arrival to the venue. If you are unsure about booking seats please call 020 3761 7070.