Jack and the Beanstalk cast members came together for the first time yesterday (Wednesday 20 September) to launch this year’s spectacular pantomime at Birmingham Hippodrome. The cast took a trip to Birmingham Botanical Gardens where they had some fe-fi-fo-fun getting to know each other ahead of this year’s production. They then headed to Edgbaston Park Hotel for a busy day of media interviews and filming.

Starring in the in the UK’s biggest regional panto is Birmingham’s own Alison Hammond as Spirit of the Beans, alongside Hippodrome favourite Matt Slack playing Jake Trot who is back for a 10th year; and star of stage and screen Samantha Womack as Mrs Blunderbore. They are joined by Doreen Tipton as Doreen the Cow, panto dame extraordinaire Andrew Ryan as Dame Trot, Brummie local Alexanda O’Reilly in the title role and West-End performer Billie-Kay as Princess Jill.

Featuring stunning sets and costumes from The London Palladium, and bundle-loads of laughter, Jack and the Beanstalk is the panto Birmingham’s bean waiting for! Doomed to sell his trusty cow, join Jack and his family as they fight to outwit the evil giant, win riches beyond his wildest dreams.

Jack and the Beanstalk will run at Birmingham Hippodrome from Saturday 16 December 2023 and will play until Sunday 28 January 2024.

Tickets for Jack and the Beanstalk can be booked at www.birminghamhippodrome.com or by calling 0844 338 5000*

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