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Jack and the Beanstalk

A Norwich Theatre Pantomime

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Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum,
Our annual panto looks like fun.
Be you young or be you old,
Come and see Jack’s story unfold!

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.

Playing Jack is Joe Tracini, who won the hearts of the Norwich Theatre Royal audiences as Tommy the Cat in last year’s pantomime. Rufus Hound, best known for making people laugh as a stand-up comedian, his stretch on Celebrity Juice and the voice behind Waffle The Wonder Dog, will be taking on the role of King Nigel of Norwich.

They will be joined by Casualty star Amanda Henderson who will be taking on the role of Pat the Cow, and comedian Sally Hodgkiss. Be prepared to boo and hiss Dayle Hudson from EastEnders in his role as Nightshade. Linda John-Pierre from Britain’s Got Talent will bring her amazing vocal talent to the part of Fairy Fullobeans.

For the 22nd year at Norwich Theatre, panto favourite Richard Gauntlett will return as Dame Trott. Just announced Karl Minns, one half of Norfolk’s favourite comedy duo, The Nimmo Twins, will be the voice of the baddie Giant Bonecrunch.

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.

We hope to see you there for a lively show that is full of beans!

Important information

Ticket prices: £10 - £32.50

Running time: Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes (inc Interval)

Age recommendation: suitable for all ages

Friends pre-June 22 – £2 off Bands A-D
Friends post-June 22 – 5% off Bands A-D
Best & Gold Friends – 10% off Bands A-D
U3s – Children Under 3 may sit on a parent’s lap FREE of charge (unless otherwise stated).

Peak Performances – 21 – 31 Dec 22


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Want to familiarise yourself with the building and story ahead of the Relaxed performance  – check out the visual story for a full view of the venues and what to expect (this is largely applicable to all performances, but beware, it does contain spoilers!)

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Kids Eat Free

Kids eat FREE during Panto!

Make your theatre trip extra special and dine in Prelude, a fresh and contemporary space inspired by the building’s art deco heritage.

Did you know, kids eat FREE this panto season?
Any child under the age of 12 will receive a child’s main course and dessert FREE when accompanied by an adult purchasing a two or three course meal. Limited to 1 x Child per Adult.

Click Here for the Kids Eat FREE Menu


Norwich Theatre Royal - Auditorium | 2020


‘We saw it Saturday night and I can honestly say it’s the best panto that Norwich has done in a long time’
Tony B – audience member

‘It’s so good. And was soooo funny. Laughed all the way through’
Julia M – audience member

‘Brilliant panto this year. Loved every minute of it’
Julie G – audience member

‘Was brilliant Joe Tracini is fantastic’
Laura W – audience member

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