The ever-brilliant Everyman Theatre pantomime returns with a GIANT comedy adventure in November 2021, when the family favourite Jack and the Beanstalk stomps into Cheltenham.
On stage from Friday 26 November 2021 until Sunday 9 January 2022, panto fans have more than 70 opportunities to see Jack and the Beanstalk at the Everyman – with plenty of familiar faces to see on the stage.
Tweedy the Clown, Samuel Holmes, Kevin Brewis and Kane Verrall – who all starred in the brilliant Tweedy’s (Reduced) Pantomime last year – are all returning to star in this new show, with Darius James as Jack and Gabriela Gregorian as Princess Susan brand-new for 2021. Plus, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen will also be starring as the giant in the show.
Tweedy, who plays Tweedy Trott, said: ‘My first job when I left school was actually Jack and the Beanstalk’.
‘This is my tenth pantomime… I just love it, I get to play, you can suddenly go off script. And it’s better to be inside than in a circus in the winter!
‘There is one dangerous stunt, that I’m still practicing. I could come careering into the audience, roll off the stage…’
‘And one of the things I’m really excited about is a giant milkshake machine! It might get a bit dirty,’ he exclusively revealed to SoGlos!
Multitalented Samuel Holmes, who not only wrote the pantomime but also plays Fleshcreep, said: ‘If you’re in the front row, definitely bring your raincoats, umbrellas, galoshes, umbrellas, ponchos…’
‘We’ve got a celebrity giant this year… it just freshens up the whole story. It’s very exciting. Just being back at the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre with a FULL panto – with all the bells and whistles – is just so exciting.’
‘It’s a little bit top secret… we’ve got an absolutely breathtaking special effect.’
‘And everyone is working really, really hard to make this an absolutely breathtaking, really good fun show… There is nothing to beat a pantomime. We’re actually making a rod for our back for trying to beat it next year.’
‘Due to the nature of our celebrity giant, there will never be a version of this Jack and the Beanstalk again. It is very much a Cheltenham pantomime.’
Chief executive of the Everyman Theatre, Mark Goucher, said: ‘We were devastated when we had to close our Reduced Pantomime on Christmas Eve last year when the government imposed another lockdown. It was a blow to the cast and all the Everyman staff, as well as all those customers who were disappointed to miss their annual Christmas treat.
This year we are spending more money and pulling out all the stops to give people what they want and need – a Christmas show to remember!’
With sensational singing, elaborate costumes, more than a few rude jokes and plenty of messy fun from Tweedy all expected once again, don’t miss what has become an absolute must-do festive experience for families from across Gloucestershire.
For more information, or to book tickets, visit everymantheatre.org.uk.