What's on in Thurrock

Jack and the Beanstalk - prank performances

Friday 5 January 2024, 7pm to Sunday 7 January 2024, 7pm

Polka Dot Pantomimes and the Thameside Theatre are delighted to announce the Christmas Pantomime for which you've all bean waiting – Jack and the Beanstalk!

Following the huge success of last year's prank performances, it's now the turn of Jack and the Beanstalk – mistakes, mischief and mayhem!!!

This will be a raucous show packed full of pranks, surprises and dares! As well as the cast playing jokes on each other, audiences will be able to influence the story and make sure there's mayhem in every scene!

Will anyone be able to climb Jack’s massive beanstalk? Will Tilly get the trots after eating too many beans? What happens when Daisy The Cow won't mooooooove? And will this show possibly feature the smallest Giant in pantoland?

The show will star Thurrock's favourite Dame, Luke Coldham as Tilly Trott and the hilarious Charlie Quinn as Silly Simon. Joining them will be Josh Harrison Yellop as Jack, Richard Burman as Fleshcreep, Liberty Stottor as Princess Jill, Kilian Perpetuini as King Bumble, Melissa Veszi as Fairy Sunshine and a cast of wonderful professional dancers.

Mistakes, mischief and mayhem performances have everything you'd expect from a professional pantomime but with added craziness thrown in for good measure! Will it go wrong? Oh yes, it will!!!!

This performance is for those over 16 years-old only. Proof of age may be requested.

This show runs for approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 20-minute interval.

Book tickets now

In addition to these prank performances, there will be regular performances every day from 1 December 2023 to 3 January 2024, plus other special performances.


Thameside Theatre, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DX


Check prices on the Thameside Theatre booking pages, including great discounts for groups.