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Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Performances run Friday 25th November — Saturday 31st December 2022.

Corn Exchange Newbury has announced the cast for this year's Christmas pantomime, following their Special Recognition for Innovation win and Best Pantomime (Digital) nomination for Cinderella at the Pantomime Awards 2022.

Helmed by returning comedy writing team Plested, Brown and Wilsher, Jack and the Beanstalk takes audiences on another epic adventure, where you can expect all of the traditional Corn Exchange pantomime fun, packed with plenty of jokes, songs from across the decades and magic in GIGANTIC proportions.

Check out all new rehearsal photos below!

Matthew Cavendish (The Play That Goes Wrong, West End and Broadway; Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, West End/Edinburgh) will give audiences plenty of opportunities to boo and hiss as he plays Fleshcreep, and Will Beckerleg (Madagascar, UK Tour; Summer Holiday, UK Tour) returns to the Corn Exchange as he steps into the role of Fairy Fabulous. The fantastic ensemble completing the cast are Lucy Elizabeth Thorburn (Kinky Boots, UK Tour; Jekyll and Hyde, National Theatre Tour), Samantha Richards (Footloose, UK Tour) and Robbie Noonan (Avenue Q, UK Tour).

Jack and the Beanstalk is written and directed by Plested, Brown and Wilsher Pantomime, who are Clare Plested, Adam Brown and Amanda Wilsher. They have had Newbury audiences in stitches for the past three years with their fresh takes on the traditional pantomime stories Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin and Cinderella. Joining them to make up the creative team are musical supervisor Dai Watts (The Seeker), musical director Josh Cottell (Billy Elliott) and choreographer Nicky Griffiths (39 and Counting, Love is only Love). The set & costume design is Mark Walters (Glitter Pantomimes) with sound and lighting design by the in-house team.

Performances run Friday 25th November - Saturday 31st December 2022.

Photo Credit: The Other Richard

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Amanda Wilsher

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Emma Thornett

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Georgia McIntyre

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Hannah Fairclough and company

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Hannah Faircloug, Sev Keoshgerian

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Josh Cottell

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Lucy Elizabeth Thorburn

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Matthew Cavendish

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Nicky Griffiths

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Philip Pellew

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Philip Pellew

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Company

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Company

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Company

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Corn Exchange Newbury's Christmas Pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
William Beckerleg



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