News: New Wolsey Theatre announces latest Rock’n’Roll panto

The New Wolsey Theatre has announced that the next Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto by Peter Rowe will be Jack and The Beanstalk. The production will run from Thursday 26 November 2020 to Saturday 30 January 2021.

Dame Dolly Durden’s family farm has fallen on hard times – Squire Snuffbox is demanding the rent and Giant Blunderbore, with his wicked sidekick, Fleshcreep, is terrorising the land. There’s only one thing for it – Jack will have to sell their last remaining cow, Bessie. But when Jack comes back from the market with nothing more than a bag of beans it looks like the Durdens are done for.

Then up pops Fairy Aubergine, up jumps a gigantic beanstalk and Jack is soon on his way up too, battling giants, rescuing the family farm and romancing the Squire’s spirited daughter, Jill.

Brought to you by the talented New Wolsey company of multi-skilled actor musicians, it’s the classic fun of pantomime mixed with songs from a stand-out rock and pop playlist, all played live. This year’s playlist includes ‘Hit The Road Jack,’ ‘Lady Marmalade,’ ‘Get Offa My Cloud,’ ‘Go Your Own Way’ and many, many more.

February 1st 2021 will be twenty years to the day from the opening production of The New Wolsey Theatre. To mark this big birthday the theatre will be staging two additional performances of Jack and the Beanstalk with a special birthday twist, inviting friends and favourites from pantos past to put in a guest appearance. This all-star cast of Rock ‘n’ Roll panto favourites in a ‘Best of the 21st Century Birthday Bonanza’ will only be available for two nights and both shows will be British Sign Language interpreted. Catch these special shows between Sunday 31 January and Monday 1 February 2021. This year also sees the addition of a Sing-a-Long special on Friday 22 January 2021 for anyone who loves a bit of karaoke.

Pre-recorded Audio Description will be available from the 1:30pm show on Tuesday 8th December 2020 onwards and Touch Tours will be at 1:30pm on Saturday 19th and Wednesday 30th December 2020 and at 1:30pm on Saturday 16th January 2021. BSL and Captioned performances are at 2:30pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 and 7:30pm on Thursday 14th January 2021, and there are Relaxed Performances scheduled in for 11:00am on Wednesdays 9th December 2020, and the 6th and 20th January 202

Jack and the Beanstalk is going on general sale at 10am on Saturday 14 March 2020. Tickets can be booked online at wolseytheatre.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01473 295900.

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