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Yorkshire’s biggest family pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, opened last Saturday to packed houses and will run for the next 5 weeks at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford.

Pantomime legend Billy Pearce, leads the star-studded line-up of Yorkshire’s biggest panto playing Farmer Billy and is joined by Emmerdale star and former King of the Jungle Danny Miller as the title role of Jack and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK runner-up and musical theatre performer Divina De Campo as The Spirit of the Beans.

Billy Pearce first topped the bill of the Alhambra Theatre’s annual festive production in 1993, winning acclaim from critics and audience members alike, and has since solidified his reputation as the King of Yorkshire comedy. Side-splittingly funny, Billy brings his trademark mad-cap comedy and boundless energy to the stage and has audiences laughing in the aisles.

Danny Miller is best-known for his recurring role as Aaron Dingle in ITV’s Emmerdale. During his 13-year stint on the show Danny won three British Soap Awards for Best Actor in 2012, 2013 and 2016. Hailing from Stockport, Manchester, Danny is well-known for his charm and charisma - so much so that he was crowned by the voting public as King of the Jungle on the twenty-first series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! in 2021.

Divina De Campo, who hails from Yorkshire, is a seasoned British drag queen and singer best known for her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK finishing as runner up. Divina has been featured on national television programmes including ITV’s The Voice as well as being a featured judge on BBC One’s All Together Now. Most recently, Divina has been on tour with the UK production of Chicago and has recently finished her run of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Leeds Playhouse and HOME Manchester.

Billy, Danny and Divina are joined by West End stars Aisha Jawando, Jocasta Almgill and Bradford favourite Sarah Goggin.

Aisha Jawando, who plays Princess Jill, has recently starred as Tina in Tina - The Musical at The Aldwych Theatre in London. Her multiple West End credits include Book of Mormon, Motown, Beautiful and The Lion King. She has appeared on Big Night at the Musicals (BBC), The Show Must Go On (BBC) and This Morning (ITV).

Having spent the summer starring as the legendary Rizzo in Grease the Musical at The Dominion Theatre in London, Jocasta Almgill is no stranger to the stage. Yorkshire-born Jocasta has previously appeared as Lady Capulet and 1st cover Angelique in the smash hit production of & Juliet in the West End. Her other acting projects include Anita in West Side Story (Royal Exchange Theatre), The Asian tour of Ghost – The Musical and Chicago at the Curve, Leicester. Jocasta joins the Bradford pantomime cast as Queen Josephine.

Sarah Goggin has appeared in the Alhambra Theatre pantomime for the past four productions and returns this year to play the Giant’s evil wife, Mrs Blunderbore. Aside from appearing in multiple pantomimes over the years, Sarah has starred as Sister Mary Robert in the UK Tour of Sister Act, Monica Geller in Friendsical the Musical Parody, and the past two seasons at The Kilworth House Theatre in Half a Sixpence and Sister Act.

There is a performance for everybody this festive season at the Alhambra Theatre: with signed performances on 15 December at 2pm and 15 January at 5pm; audio described performances on 5 January at 2pm and 7.15pm; a captioned performance on 8 January at 5pm, and a relaxed performance on 10 January at 6pm. The relaxed performance will welcome everyone who would like to see the panto in a less formal atmosphere.

This year’s panto is produced by Crossroads Pantomimes, the world’s biggest pantomime producer and the same team behind the annual Alhambra Theatre pantomime for over 20 years. JACK AND THE BEANSTALK is directed by Ed Curtis, returning for his 11 th Alhambra Theatre pantomime. As well as the talented cast, ground-breaking special effects once again take centre-stage, created by The Twins FX who have been delivering these visual treats to Alhambra Theatre audiences over the past 9 years.

Fe-fi-fo-fum, a giant of a panto your way comes! JACK AND THE BEANSTALK is now open and closes on Sunday 22 January 2023 - it has all the fun, laughter, magic and special effects that audiences have come to expect from the Alhambra Theatre pantomime each festive season. Don’t miss out on Bradford’s ultimate festive treat and book your tickets now!


Jack & the Beanstalk - Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Saturday 10 December 2022 – Sunday 22 January 2023

Relaxed Performance - Tuesday 10 January 2023 at 6pm

Tickets: £41 - £17 (inclusive of booking fees)

Call the Box Office on 01274 432000 or visit bradford-theatres.co.uk

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