Fee fi fo fun with Jack and the Beanstalk at Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion
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Fee fi fo fum, there’s still time for Felixstowe Spa audiences to catch Jack and the Beanstalk’s festive run.
The Dennis Lowe Theatre triumphantly returned to the re-opened venue last year with Cinderella, which was watched by some 7,500 people.
Tickets for this year’s family favourite are selling quicker than Jack’s cow.
“It’s brilliant, it feels like we never stopped. We have such a fantastic following and support,” says director, choreorgapher and performer Suzie Lowe..
“It’s always great to see successful shows go through the door. It’s lovely to see happy audiences enjoying themselves,”
Rehearsals, which started last October, went well. Although the small cast - six dancers, two teams of eight babes and eight principals - had to be juggled 48 hours before opening night after a cast member fell very ill and was taken to hospital.
The story follows poor Jack and his family as they try to make ends meet.
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As usual, she’s kept the panto very traditional but added up to date songs and humour. There’s also a real live giant plus two magical pixies, one of which is played by Lowe, who keep the magic going.
“It’s fun, with loads of banter, audience participation and song and dance that can be enjoyed by all the family. Panto is the best way to introduce children to theatre.
“There’s no needing to be polite by sitting quietly. The audience participation in this is huge and perfect for children,” she adds.
The company is already working on future productions. There will be the one-day Easter show Humpty Dumpty on April 15 and some exciting things through the summer followed by Aladdin next year.
Jack and the Beanstalk continues at Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion until January 8.