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The Mercury panto is back, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever. Everyone’s panto favourites Dale Superville (Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Spamalot, Dick Whittington), Antony Stuart-Hicks (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Dick Whittington), Carli Norris (Turn of the Screw, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) and Ignatius Anthony (Dick Whittington, Aladdin) return to the Mercury, as part of a brilliant cast, to tell the fantastical tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Jack and the Beanstalk promises all the laughter, sparkle and excitement you’ve come to expect from the seasonal show that just keeps breaking box office records!
Leading the way to the castle high in the clouds is Craig Mather (Pieces of String at Mercury Thatre, The Wind in the Willows at The London Palladium), in the titular role of Jack. Jill is played by Madeleine Leslay (Mamma Mia! at Novello Theatre; Desdemona in Othello at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre). Joining them high in the sky is Phil Sealey (Sounds and Sourcery, Vaults; The Illness Should Attend, Bunker Theatre) playing the lovable King Norbert, alongside Samuel Knight (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Written on Skin, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow) and Charlotte Coles (Romeo and Juliet, Secret Cinema; The UK Premiere of A Little Princess, Royal Festival Hall).
Written by former Mercury Theatre Artistic Director, Daniel Buckroyd, and directed by Abigail Anderson, this year’s pantomime promises to be a glittering Christmas treat for the whole family to enjoy!
Abigail Anderson said: “I am delighted to be joining the team for the LEGENDARY Mercury panto! Directing a pantomime is always a pleasure because your job is to make thousands of people happy at a very special time of year and the Mercury have been doing that for a long time. Everyone has really welcomed me on board and they are all as excited about it as I am. This year we’ve got several new faces onstage and off, alongside many of our loyal audience’s favourite performers. We’ve got plenty of surprises up our sleeve, a stupendously scary and MASSIVE giant and lots of silliness planned. It’s going to be a hoot, I can’t wait to get started.”
Jack and the Beanstalk will play at the Mercury Theatre from Saturday 24 November until Sunday 20 January. Tickets start at £12. To book, visit www.mercurytheatre.co.uk or call 01206 573948.