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Jack and the Beanstalk - Lyceum Theatre Sheffield

Published by: Paul Tyree on 19th Dec 2013 | View all blogs by Paul Tyree


Jack and the Beanstalk

Review by Halina Rhodes

Damien Williams once again rides into Sheffield in another all singing and dancing extravaganza chock full of wonderfully silly gags , music and brilliant sets and costumes.

This is the perfect family panto to get you in the Christmas spirit on the long wintery nights yet to come.

Luckily my 10yr old daughter came along and asked if she could review the show from her point of view - so here goes.

"This was like the best panto I've ever seen because a lot of it was new. They still did some of the old stuff but that was quite short, but the comedy was new and really funny. I really liked the dame and at one bit he came on a wrecking ball like Miley Cyrus. That was brilliant. It was really funny though through all of it. They were all really good."

As she says this panto feels really fresh as though they knew that they had to move on from the past. Many of the staples make a brief appearance but are mainly there for a few minutes as the sets are moved.

The humour feels current and up to date and whilst Damian Williams is undoubtedly the star, this is a real team effort. Everyone performs wonderfully, even H from Steps, which was nice to see.

This then is wonderful, not just for children (as there were surprisingly few there on the night we saw it) but obviously for adults as well with just the right amount of innuendo that might sail over the children's heads but keep the oldies amused.

A marvellous show and a real treat for everyone at Christmas. 

Jack and the Beanstalk

Fri 6 December 2013 – Sun 5 January 2014

Box Office: CLICK HERE

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1 Comment

  • Cameron Lowe
    by Cameron Lowe 4 years ago
    Thanks, Halina. This sounds like a classic panto treat for all the family.
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