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Jack and the Beanstalk at Stephen Joseph Theatre

December 3, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Adapted by Nick Lane from the story by Benjamin Tabart & others
Directed by Gemma Fairlie
Music & lyrics by Simon Slater


World Premiere – Nick Lane has adapted yet another classic tale for this year’s Christmas show at the SJT.



Fee-fi-fo-fum – I smell the socks of a Yorkshireman!

There’s a rumour going round town. A scary rumour.  Want to hear it? Well…

They reckon a giant has built a castle above the coastal clouds of Scarborough. A terrible giant. Meaner than mean and nastier than nasty.

He ate the Easter Bunny!
Used the Tooth Fairy as dental floss!
He’s going to kidnap Santa!
He has to be stopped!

It’s all rubbish of course. Jack started the rumour by accident, but since he seems to know more about this monster than anyone else, he’s the obvious choice to head up that weird beanstalk he grew in his nan’s garden, above the clouds and destroy the beast!

No problem, thinks Jack. Go up the most unpopular kid in school; come down a hero. After all, it’s only a rumour. Isn’t it…?

This Christmas the team that brought you The Snow QueenTreasure IslandAlice in Wonderland and A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol invite you up the Beanstalk to discover the truth!

Accessible Performances
Friday 17 December, 11am
Captioned: Thursday 23 December, 7pm
Wednesday 29 December, 1pm
Audio Described: 
Wednesday 29 December, 1pm



December 3, 2021
December 31, 2021


Stephen Joseph Theatre
Scarborough,YO11 1JW