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Queen’s Theatre launches auditions for this year’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:45 22 June 2018

Simon Jessop performs in a past performance of Jack and the Beanstalk at Queen's Theatre (2012). Photo: Nobby Clark.

Simon Jessop performs in a past performance of Jack and the Beanstalk at Queen's Theatre (2012). Photo: Nobby Clark.


Do you have what it takes to feature in, “a giant of a pantomime” at your local theatre?

The Queen’s Theatre is inviting nine to 15-year-olds to try out for parts in their Christmas pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.The Queen’s Theatre is inviting nine to 15-year-olds to try out for parts in their Christmas pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.

The Queen’s Theatre in Billet Lane invites nine to 15-year-olds to try out for parts in the Junior Chorus of their Christmas pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.

When Jack sells Daisy, his beloved family cow, for magic beans, he soon discovers they open up an unexpected world of thrilling adventure.

Jack and his dotty mum Dame Trott scale the sky-high beanstalk and work together to outwit the giant Bonecrunch and rescue Jill, the girl Jack loves.

Brought to you by the same team as last year’s record-breaking Beauty and the Beast and 2016’s Cinderella, this actor-musician version of the popular panto tale is peppered with pop hits from across the decades, bundles of audience participation and hilarious slapstick.

Martin Berry, director of the show, said: “I’m thrilled to be back in Hornchurch for this year’s pantomime, following up on the fun and success we had with Beauty and the Beast.

“The Junior Chorus were so impressive last year - bringing glorious energy and joy to the production. They really were wonderful.”

Candidates must be able to sing and dance to a high standard and preferably have some dance training.

Successful auditionees will join the team of chorus members, who will share 60 performances of Jack and the Beanstalk during its run from November 28 - January 6.

“The creative team and I are excited to find our next group of brilliant young performers for Jack and the Beanstalk - a giant of a pantomime,” Martin added.

Successful candidates must attend all rehearsals, which will begin on Saturday, November 3 and will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm - 8pm and on Saturday day times.

They must also be available for technical and dress rehearsals from Saturday, November 24 to Wednesday, November 28 and a meet and greet session on Friday, November 2 prior to the rehearsal period.

Anyone interested must book their places by emailing, stating the child’s name, age, date of birth, address and telephone number.

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