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Jack and the Beanstalk

24 Nov - 20 Jan 2019
  • Approx 2hrs 45mins including interval
  • £31.50 - £12 & Discounts
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned
  • Relaxed Performance
A little boy looks up at a big green beanstalk

Check out our January dates for the best remaining availability!

The Mercury panto is back, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever.

Jack and the Beanstalk promises all the laughter, sparkle and excitement you’ve come to expect from the seasonal show that just keeps breaking box office records!

When Jack Trott and his family find themselves down on their luck, Jack’s mother sends her poor son to market to sell their beloved cow ‘Daisy’, but when she learns that he’s exchanged the cow for a few measly beans, she’s furious and throws them out into the garden to rot.

Little does she know that those beans are magical, and when the family awake next morning and find a great beanstalk soaring high into the sky, their lives will never be the same again, for the land is ruled over by a terrifying Giant who lives in a castle high up in the clouds and, being an adventurous lad, Jack vows to climb the beanstalk and face their Fi, Fie, Foe.

Will Jack make his fortune? Will he make his Mum proud of him again? And will the family ever be reunited with poor Daisy? Find out when you join Jack and friends for ‘a tale as magic as beans’ in our sky-high Mercury pantomime.

Starring panto favourites Antony Stuart-Hicks, Dale Superville and Carli Norris (Nurse Nellie, Muddles and the Enchantress in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), and packed full of music and dancing, Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be a glittering Christmas treat for the whole family to enjoy!

Last year’s Mercury panto was nominated for no less than five Great British Panto Awards, including Best Pantomime, Best Script and Best Dame, so don’t miss out this year!

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From the rehearsal room …



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Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury's main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary's multi-storey car park!

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Antony Stuart-Hicks
Antony Stuart-Hicks
Dotty Trott
Dale Superville
Dale Superville
Carli Norris
Carli Norris
Fairy Gladys
Ignatius Anthony
Ignatius Anthony
Craig Mather
Craig Mather
Madeleine Leslay
Madeleine Leslay
Phil Sealey
Phil Sealey
King Norbert
Samuel Knight
Samuel Knight
Male Ensemble / Understudy
Charlotte Coles
Charlotte Coles
Female Ensemble / Understudy
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