Joy Productions announces the full cast for their inaugural pantomime Jack And The Beanstalk at the Broadway Theatre, Catford, marking a new addition to London’s festive calendar. Written and directed by Susie McKenna, the cast includes Siobhan Athwal, Derek Elroy, Ben Fox, Evelyn Hoskins, Wayne Rollins and Durone Stokes. The voice of the harp will be played by Sharon D. Clarke and the voice of the Giant by Cavin Cornwall.
The production opens on 15 December, with previews from 13 December and runs until 31 December.
Writer and director Susie McKenna said today, “Pantomime has been a huge part of my career for 40 years, not least my 22 years at the helm of the critically acclaimed Hackney Empire panto. After a break of three years from the genre, I am over the moon and excited to be embarking on a new Pantomime adventure at the beautiful Broadway theatre, working with Joy Productions. I can’t wait to create a show for the area that truly reflects the dynamic energy and diversity of this community – something every generation can feel true pride in.”
Recently formed production company, Joy Productions, led by producer Julie Clare and co-producer Chuchu Nwagu, has entered into a five-year partnership with the newly refurbished Grade II-listed Broadway in Catford to programme their annual pantomime. With a message of accessibility, inclusivity and diversity at the heart of the new alliance, over 8,500 tickets are available for only £10. Education and outreach initiatives will run alongside the pantomime, including education partnerships with local colleges, including Goldsmith’s University of London, with further details to be announced shortly.
Get ready for London’s newest and most GIANTGANTIC pantomime.
Jack, his Mum and their cow Caroline live in the Kingdom of Lewishfarm and life is tough; the people are poorer, and the rich are getting richer.
Everyone is at the mercy of Giant Egred and his evil cockroach henchman Boris (who, by the way, secretly wants to destroy humanity).
Will Jack fulfil his destiny? Will Caroline the Cow become a Tik Tok star? Will Jack’s Mum find love in the audience?
This is truly a pantomime for South London, with a kickin’ band, a funky Giant, magic beans, slapstick routines, laughs and silliness galore with plenty of boos, cheers and soulful songs you know and love to keep you singing all the way all the way through!