Jack and the Beanstalk
Schools tour Nov 22 - Jan 23 is almost fully booked - please contact us ASAP if you'd like a show!
We are absolutely delighted to announce that we've been awarded Arts Council funding to write our Pantomime
with help from ALL OF YOU!
Whats at the top of the Beanstalk? You decide!!
We have committed to making this tour as sustainable as possible - thinking about how we make and re-use
the props and costumes, how we travel around, and how our audiences reach the shows.
We want to make our work as accessible as possible - wherever possible we are striving to remove barriers which stop YOU enjoying our shows.
We have been working with Chris Flounders from Simply Training for the past 2 years to embed sign language in our shows, and continue to build on our skills and knowledge with every production.
We try to hold performances that are accessible on public transport, or are right at the heart of the community we want to perform for, at sensible family friendly prices.
Please drop us a line for more info or any suggestions
Jack and the Beanstalk: Pantomime Creation!
Pantomime Creation phase: September and October 2022
Full touring Pantomime for Schools, Venues and Organisations - Nov 2022-Jan 2023
Thanks to Arts Council funding, we’re writing this year’s Pantomime - 'Jack and the Beanstalk' - with help from all of you!
We have been touring an interactive version of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ to schools, venues and events during September - YOU have decided what happens next - and helped perform it too!
Don't worry if you didn't catch a live show - we're currently running an online version:
It's been hilarious, silly, collaborative, and full of unexpected characters, monsters and plot twists!
The ideas from these improvised performances will be gathered together and from that amazing well of creativity, our panto will emerge! The stories are very unique to their audiences, with 'in-jokes' and often have a strange dream-like quality. Its fascinating to see where different groups of people wander from the same starting point.
All of these improvised stories are here - we invite you to read, enjoy, and tell us what you think of them!
Any ideas that you really like?
Any characters you'd like to see more of?
What would YOU have contributed to the story if you were there?
Thank you to everyone who came to a show!
Missed the live shows? You can still get involved!
We are currently running a live online version of this show - devising and performing a story together!
"Jack and the Beanstalk"
We perform in schools and day centres from the end of November until mid-January.
November & December 2022 tour - Open for bookings
January 2023 tour - Open for bookings
Book now / check dates - 01202 421806 / 07855 117530 / firstname.lastname@example.org
“We LOVED the whole performance! It was wonderful to see our less confident children up, dancing and smiling. Lots of feedback from parents saying they went home singing songs, dancing and drawing pictures of the event”
“It was fantastic. Children in all year groups were engaged throughout. Very well set up and performed. Audience participation was great. Children enjoyed the well known songs”
“Once again another amazing performance. The performance was perfectly pitched for the primary age range and the audience was actively engaged with the play. Great to see instruments being played and children joining in in a variety of ways. "
“Great adaptation of the story, humour was perfect for the children and adults. LOVED the inclusion of the audience members! All adults and children really enjoyed every aspect, thank you”
Up close, immersive and very interactive,
a Treehouse Panto is always a unique experience!
We always stage our Pantomime in-the-round, as it allows the whole audience to see and hear properly. Its a very immersive experience, with the actors centre stage the whole time, surrounded by and interacting with the audience. The action feels VERY close, especially if there's a hungry dragon or a sword fight or a chase going on!
Around 30 audience members can have a small part in the show, from minor speaking parts to interactive scenery (strictly volunteers only - we never pick on people!). It makes each performance unique to its audience, and adds a layer of fun and involvement far beyond dragging unwilling participants onto stage, or just shouting from your seat.
We are a small company, our cast are very skilled, and every show is written for specific actors to perform using their unique talents. With the freedom to harness the skills of our cast members, rather than a one-size-fits-all-actors script, our shows include live music played on real instruments by actors on stage, stilt-walking, gymnastics, rapping, sword fighting....things which make live theatre memorable and exciting
Shows open to the public
There will be performances open to the public in January 2023 - hosted by ourselves and by local venues.
If you are interested in booking us, please get in touch!