Jack and the Beanstalk – A Giant Christmas Spectacular!

Jack and the Beanstalk – A Giant Christmas Spectacular!

KD Theatre Productions Ltd in association with The Atkinson present

Jack and the Beanstalk

A giant Christmas spectacular!
7 – 31 December 2023

The Atkinson in Southport has announced its 2023 Christmas pantomime as Jack and the Beanstalk. Working alongside KD Theatre Productions Ltd, the busy arts centre continues its Christmas tradition of staging a festive production throughout December.

Families will be pleased so see a variety of matinee and evening performances at The Atkinson, with early-bird tickets on sale until the end of August 2023. The venue also provides a range of accessible seating that can be booked directly from the Box Office, as well as staging relaxed and captioned performances that ensure everyone feels welcome and comfortable when visiting the theatre.

2023 marks ten years since The Atkinson re-opened as a combined arts centre following a multi-million pound refurbishment. The Jack and the Beanstalk Christmas panto is the final date in their 2023 calendar and follows a landmark programme of music, theatre, comedy, exhibitions and community events.

Daniel Bell, Managing Director / Producer, KD Theatre Productions LtdWe are excited to bring our Christmas pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ to The Atkinson following the success of our summer panto ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. Families in Southport can expect a spectacular pantomime with plenty of festive flair and audience participation. It’s going to be magical!

Marie Kenny, Programme Manager, The AtkinsonThe Atkinson have an excellent relationship with KD Theatre Productions Ltd, and I am continually impressed by their ability to captivate audiences of all ages. Families are at the heart of The Atkinson and staging a Christmas pantomime allows us to engage with the local community across Sefton at the most wonderful time of the year.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Join our hero Jack Trott as he embarks on an extraordinary journey up the beanstalk to an enchanted land above the clouds. With hilarious antics, loveable characters, and a handful of magic beans, this traditional family panto will captivate audiences of all ages. Oh yes it will!

Will Jack outwit the ferocious Giant Blunderbore and save the village from his wicked ways? His mum Dame Trott, brother Silly Billy and the family cow Daisy certainly hope so! With the hand of the girl he loves at stake, Jack needs your help on his gigantic adventure.

Packed with toe-tapping songs, dazzling costumes and stunning sets, this larger-than-life pantomime promises to be an unmissable treat for everyone this festive season. HUGE cast announcement coming soon!

Book now for the best seats
Early-bird tickets on sale until the end of August 2023

Tickets 2023


Opening Night: All tickets £16. Thu 7 Dec. No group booking discount.

Early Bird: All tickets £18. Performances Fri 8 – Fri 22 Dec. Offer ends Thu 31 Aug.

Adult: £22 – £23. Age 16+.

Concessions: £20 – £21. Available to Senior Citizens (Age 60+), students, registered unemployed, and children under 16. Proof of status required.

Family Ticket: £76 – £80. Available for four people, minimum of 1 adult. No group booking discount.

Groups of 20+All tickets £17. Excludes all Sat & Sun performances and Mon 26 Dec. Book at Box Office.

Panto Goody Bag£9.50. Contains a light up toy, a fruit shoot and a large bag of Haribo sweets. Pre-orders will be ready to collect on arrival.

Jack and the Beanstalk souvenir programme£3.50. Pre-orders will be ready to collect on arrival.

Box Office information and seating plans and can be found on our website theatkinson.co.uk/box-office.

Performance Times 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours (including 20 minute interval). Please note that performances can run over.

* Matinee relaxed performance
** Captioned performance

Thu 07 Dec: 7pm
Fri 08 Dec: 7pm
Sat 09 Dec: 1pm & 5:30pm
Sun 10 Dec: 1pm & 5:30pm

Tue 12 Dec: 6:30pm
Wed 13 Dec: 6:30pm
Thu 14 Dec: 6:30pm
Fri 15 Dec: 6:30pm
Sat 16 Dec*1pm & 5:30pm Matinee relaxed performance
Sun 17 Dec: 1pm & 5:30pm

Tue 19 Dec: **7pm Captioned performance 
Wed 20 Dec: 7pm
Thu 21 Dec: 7pm
Fri 22 Dec: 2:30pm & 7pm
Sat 23 Dec: 2:30pm & 7pm
Sun 24 Dec, Christmas Eve: 2:30pm

Tue 26 Dec, Boxing Day: 2:30pm
Wed 27 Dec: 2:30pm & 7pm
Thu 28 Dec*2:30pm & 7pm Matinee relaxed performance
Fri 29 Dec: 2:30pm & 7pm
Sat 30 Dec: 2:30pm & 7pm
Sun 31 Dec, New Year’s Eve: 2:30pm

Accessible Seating & Performances 2023

We want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable in our surroundings so please let us know if you have any specific questions about our accessible performances. You can find out more information on building accessibility at The Atkinson on our website theatkinson.co.uk/visit-us/plan-your-visit/accessibility..

Wheelchair Places – All performances 
Four wheelchair places are available at the rear of the auditorium on row U. These seats are available to book at the Box Office, subject to availability.

Visually Impaired SeatingAll performances 
Visually impaired seating on row D8-D15 is reserved for audience members who are visually impaired but will not bring an assistance dog with them. These seats are available to book at the Box Office, subject to availability. The team are happy to suggest more suitable seating when accompanied by an assistance dog.

Relaxed Performances  Sat 16 Dec, 1pm / Thu 28 Dec, 2:30pm
This performance is for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment in our Theatre. Feel free to move around, make noise and leave and re-enter as necessary. Adaptations will be made to the performance and low lighting will be kept in the auditorium. We also have ear defenders that you can borrow free of charge. We will be providing further information closer to the show date, including a visual story that clearly illustrates what to expect during your visit to the pantomime.

Captioned Performance – Tue 19 Dec, 7pm
We are working with Stagetext to provide this captioned performance. Stagetext are a deaf-led charity, passionate about making culture accessible to all. Captioned performances have text on screens at the front of the auditorium so that deaf and hard of hearing, or anyone that would like to read along, can also enjoy the performance. Customers who are intending to use the captions are advised to sit in rows J-X. Captions will be presented on screens mounted either side of the stage.

School Performances 2023

Tue 12 Dec: 10:30am
Wed 13 Dec: 10:30am
Thu 14 Dec: 10:30am
Fri 15 Dec: 10:30am
Tue 19 Dec: 1pm
Wed 20 Dec: 1pm
Thu 21 Dec: 1pm

£10. 1 free teacher for every 10 tickets bought. No booking fees.

School Reservations to be paid for by end of business on Fri 31 Oct.
School performances are for schools only.
Book at the Box Office: 01704 533 333 / boxoffice@theatkinson.co.uk

KD Theatre Productions Ltd

KD Theatre Productions Ltd specialise in producing family theatre and pantomime. The company have a passion for producing work of the highest quality and encouraging a new generation of theatre goers.

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Posted on 31 July 2023 under General news, Just announced, Theatre & Studio

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