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TV Star Amanda Henderson and Britain’s Got Talent Linda John-Pierre join the cast of Norwich Theatre's 2022 pantomime

Join Amanda Henderson and Linda John-Pierre this Christmas starring in this year’s pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk!


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We are delighted to announce Amanda Henderson as Pat the Cow and Linda John-Pierre as Fairy Fullobeans to star in this year’s pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, opening at Norwich Theatre Royal Saturday 10 December 2022, running until Saturday 7 January 2023.

Amanda Henderson will become Pat the Cow in the pantomime. She is well-known for starring as Nurse Robyn Miller in BBC drama, Casualty. She also appeared in the Academy Award-winning movie version of Les Misérables and is an accomplished stage actress with roles in Cameron Mackintosh’s blockbusting musical Oliver! and Everybody Loves A Winner at Manchester Royal Exchange. Amanda returns to Norwich Theatre after starring in Cinderella in 2019 as one of the Ugly Sisters.

Joining Amanda is Britain’s Got Talent, Linda John-Pierre, who will bring her amazing vocal talent to the role of Fairy Fullobeans. Speaking about her new role, Linda said: “I cannot begin to tell you how excited and thrilled I am to work with such a stellar cast on Jack and the Beanstalk at Norwich Theatre Royal this year. So be prepared for lots of giggles and heaps of fun. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.”

Paola Pozzi, Marketing & Communications Director at Norwich Theatre, said:

“We’re so delighted to have two stellar performers in Amanda and Linda joining us for this year’s pantomime. This is a hugely talented team of actors, and they will undoubtedly bring the magic, sparkle and fun to Norwich Theatre Royal this Christmas season.”

They will join the recently-announced Joe Tracini in the title role of Jack, who won the hearts of the Norwich Theatre Royal audiences as Tommy the Cat in last year’s pantomime. Plus Norwich’s favourite panto dame Richard Gauntlett with further casting to be announced soon.

Jack and the Beanstalk tells the story of hero Jack, who swaps his family’s cow for a bag of magic beans. By climbing the beanstalk of the beans he planted, he finds himself on a GIANT adventure.

The show will be jam-packed full of slapstick comedy, laugh-out-loud gags, outrageous costumes, dazzling song and dance numbers and plenty of chances to cheer, boo and hiss.

This will be a lively show that is full of beans!