Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, we smell some panto news has come! We have just announced the initial casting for this year's pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Some recognisable faces return to the Corn Exchange stage this year: Joshua Coley, who was nominated for Best Double Act at the Great British Pantomime Awards for his performance as Pickle in Beauty and the Beast (2017); Emma Fraser, who made her debut appearance in Newbury last year playing Postwoman Posy and Danny Stokes, who delighted audiences as Cowardly Cuthbert last year. And a welcome return for Matthew Grace, also known as comedy character Billy Bumpkin, who has appeared in eight Corn Exchange pantomimes and is back after taking a break from the festive stage. Full casting will be announced in the autumn.
Produced by the Corn Exchange, and written and directed by the award-winning Phil Willmott, Jack and the Beanstalk promises high-energy dance routines, songs to sing along to and plenty of magic and mayhem.
Come along and join Jack and the whole gang as they go on an adventure of enormous proportions. From high-flying dreams to magical beans: prepare to be transported to the enchanted panto-land of Newbury Bottom, where anything is possible.
Our ever-popular pantomime has become a fun-filled tradition for the families of Newbury and beyond, packed to the rafters with uplifting and catchy songs, high energy dance routines, comic thrills and outrageous silliness.
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