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Casting announced for Salisbury's fastest-selling pantomime

The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk
05 October 2017

Casting has been announced for Salisbury’s fastest-selling pantomime.

More than 10,000 tickets have already been sold for Jack and the Beanstalk which runs from Saturday 2 December to Sunday 7 January at Salisbury Playhouse and is set to be another sell-out.

Richard Ede, whose stage credits include Horrible Histories, is returning to Salisbury Playhouse as Dame Trott after playing Widow Twanky in Aladdin last year. Sam Harrison, who has appeared in the national tour of Phantom of the Opera, plays Jack Trott.

Steven Serlin (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory directed by Sam Mendes) plays Nightshade and Tanya Shields (Fantastic Mr Fox, Lyric Hammersmith) plays Princess Jill while Jemma Geanaus (Spamalot, The English Theatre Frankfurt) plays Fortuna. Completing the cast are JJ Henry (Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, The Roses Theatre) as King Crackpot and Laura Crowhurst (George’s Marvellous Medicine, Stephen Joseph Theatre) as Pat the Cow. Andrew Ahern and Liberty Buckland form the ensemble.

Director Ryan McBryde and writer Andrew Pollard return following their Salisbury Playhouse hits Aladdin and Cinderella in the last two years. Pollard also plays Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days which is on at Salisbury Playhouse in October.

The creative team is completed by assistant director Dave Orme, designer James Button who also designed Worst Wedding Ever and Little Shop of Horrors, alongside choreographer Nicky Griffiths. Christopher Peake is musical director, Nic Farman is lighting designer and Jon Roache is sound designer.

Jack and the Beanstalk runs in the Main House at Salisbury Playhouse from Saturday 2 December to Sunday 7 January. For tickets or further information please call 01722 320333 or visit www.salisburyplayhouse.com.


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