Jack & The Beanstalk – The Orchard Theatre

Start date: 11th December 2021
End date: 2nd January 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: The Orchard Theatre - Dartford

Sign Interpreted Performance: Wednesday 22 December 5.00pm
Interpreter: Rosemary Pell
More info/Book: https://orchardtheatre.co.uk/Online/kent-pantomime

We are pleased to announce that that stage, screen and pantomime legend, the one-and-only Christopher Biggins will be starring in this year’s sensational family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk! He will be joined by Kiera-Nicole (Milkshake!) and comedian Rikki Jay (The Big Big Talent Show).

Best known for his numerous iconic television appearances, Biggins appeared opposite the late Ronnie Barker in the BBC sitcom Porridge, held roles in Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, appeared alongside Michael Crawford in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em and played Nero in the critically acclaimed dramatisation of I, Claudius. Despite his serious roles, and never one to not entertain, Biggins is also known and well-loved for his hosting credits, including co-hosting Surprise, Surprise, On Safari, appearing on numerous celebrity specials and as King of the Jungle having won ITV’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in 2007. On stage he has starred as The Baker in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, played Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar and the Baron in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the West End.

Children’s TV presenter Kiera-Nicole joins the cast as Princess Apricot. The youngest person ever to anchor the popular Channel 5 children’s show Milkshake!. In addition to her television work she has also regularly appears live on stage in Milkshake Live! and has starred in numerous pantomimes.

Comedian Rikki Jay completes the star line up as Silly Simon. With a television career launched from ITV’s The Big Big Talent Show, Rikki went on to appear on comedy programmes across UK television including The Big Stage, Jay Walking and Gagging For It and is a regular on Sky TV.

Jack and the Beanstalk will be a fun-filled Christmas extravaganza telling the fairy tale of a poor local lad who goes on a fantastic adventure up a beanstalk where fortune lies. This year’s production will be the perfect festive panto with a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery and of course, plenty of audience participation.

Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum, a giant of a Panto this way comes. With tickets on sale now, you’ll want to snap up the best seats for Dartford’s iconic family pantomime.

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