FE, FI, FO, FUM, the countdown to panto fun has begun! Sunderland Empire has recently announced the final casting for Jack in the Beanstalk (15 Dec '17 7 Jan '18), with Nick Jr's Jade Natalie set to play Princess Jill, alongside the devilishly delightful Phillip Meeks as Dame Trott. Legally Blonde the Musical's David Barrett will also take a break from Harvard Law School to play fairy-tale hero Jack.
The magical cast are set to scale great heights alongside West End, award-winning actor Bill Ward in the villainous role of the giant’s henchman Fleshcreep. Born and bred in the North East, Bill is best known for his work on two of the UK’s leading soaps, Emmerdale and Coronation Street. Joining him is TV legend Janine Duvitski, who swaps Benidorm for Sunderland this festive season as the delightful Vegetable Fairy. Jack and the Beanstalk promises a host of crazy characters with stunning costumes and sets, hilarious song and dance routines, amazing 3D special effects plus more jokes than a bag full of magic beans! So, let’s hope our hero Jack lives happily ever after with the beautiful princess, or will a beastly giant stop him in his tracks.