Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum…get ready York for some socially-distanced Panto fun!
Written by YO1 Radio Web Team on October 13, 2020
Christmas in York just wouldn’t be complete without a family outing to the
Pantomime! York Stage Ltd producer Nik Briggs, is excited to announce that the
company will be bringing a brand new professional pantomime to the city this
year… A panto made in York for the people of York!
“Join us this December for some magical Christmas entertainment as we present JACK
AND THE BEANSTALK, at the John Cooper Studio, in the Theatre@41 building in the
heart of York on Monkgate,” says producer Nik Briggs. “Our traditional family pantomime
will be presented in traverse in the venue’s John Cooper Studio, with audience placed
either side of a central stage. Covid Secure safety measures are in place and perspex
safety screens will be placed between households and support bubbles so audiences can
safely enjoy the show. We are so excited to be bringing a sensational show to York this
Christmas with the most exciting casting!”
Taking on the challenge of climbing the Beanstalk will be West End actor Jordan Fox
(Kinky Boot, Friendsical, Beautiful) as Jack; he will take on the evil Flesh Creep played by
York’s very own Ian Stroughair (Cats, Fame, Chicago, Rent and award winning drag
vocalist Velma Celli). Supporting Jack on his quest, another York born, West End talent
Livvy Evans (Tina, Motown, Soho Cinders) as Fairy Mary and Alex Weatherhill (Chicago,
All Male G&S) as Dame Trott. York Stage are also excited to be introducing 2020 Graduate
May Tether as Jill in her first professional contract since graduating in July. Completing
the cast will be Matthew Ives (The Boyfriend, Closer to Heaven, La Cage Aux Folles),
Emily Taylor (GB Panto Award Nominee) and Danielle Mullan (Cool Rider).
Theatre@41 Board Chairman, Alan Park said “Christmas isn’t Christmas without panto.
We’re delighted York Stage are taking full advantage of Theatre@41’s flexible space to
ensure York families will still be able to safely enjoy a full all singing and dancing
pantomime. We can’t wait to welcome audiences back and for the building to echo with
music and laughter again.”
With an exciting cast filled with West-End talent (all born and bred in Yorkshire) and a
creative team led by the producer who brought shows such as Shrek, The Sound of
Music and Hairspray to York, audiences can be assured of a night of true panto
magic! Expect glitzy sets and costumes, a show filled with singing and dancing, lots
of laughs and of course a huge Beanstalk! Audiences can book now for a giant slice
of traditional Christmas fun, at one of the cities most magical, bean sized, theatres for all
WHERE: Theatre@41 Monkgate, York, YO31 7PB
WHEN: 11 December 2020 – 3 January 2021
RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes with no interval.
PRICE: Prices range from £20-27.
Tickets available online only via the website www.yorkstagepanto.com
Produced by NIK BRIGGS for York Stage Ltd.
Writer and Director NIK BRIGGS
Musical Director JESSICA DOUGLAS
Cast includes JORDAN FOX (Jack), MAY TETHER (Jill), IAN STROUGHAIR (Flesh Creep),
LIVVY EVANS (Fairy Mary), ALEX WEATHERHILL (Dame Trott), EMILY TAYLOR, MATTHEW
IVES and DANIELLE MULLAN (Ensemble).