Following the success of Sleeping Beauty, Park Theatre's annual Christmas show returns with their second instalment of The Chronicles of Waa. With original music, magic and plenty of laughter for the whole family, Jack and the Beanstalk is a tale of friendship, love and Tupperware: lots of Tupperware
In Gazoob, the land of the Giants, evil inventor Ms Grimm wants world domination and it seems there is nothing her lovely daughter Grenthel and Geoff, the smallest giant in the world, can do to stop her.
Meanwhile in Nowen, a peaceful but poor Kingdom, Jack and his mum Tina struggle to pay the rent. To make matters worse, they have to get rid of their trusted cow, Daisy. When Grimm's evil plan lands at their feet, all seems doomed. But what will save the day and unite these two kingdoms? Jack's heroic deeds at the Nowenthian Sports festival? Tina's extensive knowledge of antique Tupperware? Or will the musical, Mariachi oracles known as 'The Shepherds Gonzales' have the answer?
The future of the Land of Waa is at stake
About the Author
Jez Bond won the Channel Four Theatre Director Bursary, under which he trained at Watford Palace Theatre. In 2010, he founded London's Park Theatre, and took the reins as Artistic Director when it opened, to critical acclaim, in 2013. He was recently named in the Evening Standard's Power 1000 a list of the one thousand most influential Londoners. As a director his credits include Adult Supervision (Park Theatre); The Fame Game (Tour of Austria); and Sleeping Beauty (Salisbury Playhouse).Mark Cameron is an actor and scriptwriter. Television credits include Waterloo Road; Eastenders; and The Roman Mysteries. Film includes D.I. Hackman in Scar Tissue (UK cinema release 2012); The Boss in The Boss (2012 Reed Festival short film winner);and Norman Hunter in The Damned United. Theatre includes the Dame in Sleeping Beauty (Salisbury Playhouse); Chancer in Mathematics of the Heart (Theatre 503); and Dorante in The Game of Love and Chance (national tour).
“A charming musical that could entertain young audiences all year round” – British Theatre Guide
“The Princess Bride with a dash of Disney ... the eminently hummable original music and lyrics are a hit” – Time Out
“There's much fun to be had” – Metro
“Oodles of sparkly bits, silliness and slapstick, bags of hissing and booing, and a script so clean you could eat your dinner off it” – Stage