"“Fee-fi-fum-fo, if you need a laugh, go see this show!”
Fee-fi-fum-fo- if you need a laugh, go see this show! Panto season is back with beans at Opera House Manchester (oh, yes it is!) as Jack and the Beanstalk takes to the stage. This year’s festive fayre stands tall against the plethora of seasonal stagey treats on offer this Christmas time and it strives hard to reach the highest of heights.
Manchester’s own comedian turned musical theatre star, Jason Manford, leads the cast as our protagonist - Jack Trott, in love with a princess and penniless. He is joined by Britain’s Got Talent finalist and comedy impressionist, Ben Nickless, as his brother- Silly Simon and notably, drag sensation, Myra DuBois as the camp villainess, Myra Blunderbore- the giant’s wife. Supported by Samara Casteallo as ‘The Spirit of the Beans’ and, West End leading lady, Emma Williams as ‘Princess Jill’, the star cast and talented ensemble shine as we journey with them from the quaint village of Mancunia, up the magical beanstalk and beyond. The vocals hit higher than even a giant could reach! A standout duet between Manford and Williams in Act 1 raised the roof with their robust harmonies and powerhouse belts.