Brookside Legend Dean Sullivan To Star In Jack And The Beanstalk at The Atkinson

Brookside Legend Dean Sullivan To Star In Jack And The Beanstalk at The Atkinson

Local acting legend Dean Sullivan has been announced as the star of this year’s Christmas pantomime at The Atkinson in Southport.

Best known for playing Jimmy Corkhill for over 17 years in the Channel 4 soap, Dean will take to the stage as Fleshcreep in the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, which takes place from December 7th to the 31st at the award-winning arts centre.

He’ll be joined by an impressive cast of actors from around the country, including the town’s very own Lucy Brindle in the fantastically festive performance.

Dean said: “I’m excited to be heading back to panto land once again. Being from Merseyside makes this extra special for me as I grew up coming to Southport for days out, walking past this very building. It has been great to meet all of the other cast members and spend time getting to know them and it’s very clear that we’re going to have a fun few months getting ready for Christmas in Southport.

“Pantos give people the chance to truly enjoy themselves for a couple of hours, shout out, sing – whatever it is that makes you feel the festive spirit. We want people to watch us and have a really great time.”

The show tells the story of Jack who trades the family cow for a handful of magic beans, which later grow into a towering beanstalk, reaching high above the clouds. Jack sets out on an adventure to the land above the skies, promising to return with rich fortunes but not all goes to plan, and he meets some frightening characters along the way.

Adventures await and the show promises to have everything that audiences love about a panto, from singing along to songs, slapstick comedy, stunning set designs and plenty of sparkling costumes.

Marie Kenny, Programme Manager at The Atkinson, said: “Everyone here loves the fact that panto season is upon us as it really is such a wonderful time of year at the theatre. Many months of work go into these productions, and we are always pleased when launch day arrives and we can tell everyone what they will be able to see at The Atkinson this Christmas.

“We want people of all ages to come to the show and have a brilliant time and having seen the cast together, we are certain that everyone is in for a fantastic show.”

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.

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

Tickets 2023

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

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

Buy Your Tickets Here.

About 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.

Posted on 13 September 2023 under General news, Theatre & Studio

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