As we know, Christmas is shaping up to be a little bit different this year, with our great festive tradition of the family pantomime cancelled in many towns and cities across the land, including Bury St Edmunds.
But riding to the rescue to make sure that panto-loving audiences don’t miss out on this special Christmas experience is Blue Peter legend Peter Duncan with his biggest and best “Here’s one I made earlier” challenge.
Giant Blunderbore is in a terrible rage. He shouts from above threatening to eat any villager who won’t pay their rent.
Poor Dame Trott has to sell her precious cow Buttercup and sends her son Jack to the cow market. All he comes back with is a worthless bag of beans. Then Jill, the grumpy Squire’s daughter, is kidnapped by the Giant’s dogs-body and taken to the castle in the clouds.
Will Jack be the hero, climb the beanstalk, rescue his girlfriend and save the world from the human chomping ogre …? He will, if you help by cheering him on!
Peter Duncan, a critically acclaimed Panto Dame, writer and director, has decided to use his own massive back garden to film “Jack And The Beanstalk” – a socially-distanced pantomime complete with ingenious sets, fabulous costumes… and even a real beanstalk.
They promise boos, hisses, “he’s behind you’s”, a sing-along songs and all the classic panto antics that we know and love.
Keeping spirits high and your family safe, you can watch the show on The Apex’s big screen from socially distanced tables in the stalls and seats in the balcony.
The Jack & The Beanstalk film screening is at the Apex on Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13, at 2pm and 5pm.
Contact The Apex box office on 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk for more information or to book.