East Enders star delighted to be in Thameside panto

JACK And The Beanstalk will be making a Giant return to the Thameside Theatre this Christmas and is guaranteed to be Fe, Fi, Foe, Fun for the whole family. The Thameside Theatre has built an amazing reputation for delivering first class entertainment and the tale of Jack’s quest to Giant Blunderbore’s castle looks set to break all previous box office records. The Pantomime will open on Friday 6 December 2013 and run until Sunday 5 January 2014.

Following last year’s amazing success with Cinderella, Polka Dot Pantomimes will once again be producing Essex’s best value Pantomime that will combine a West End cast, spectacular scenery, glittering costumes and some truly magical surprises. Leading the cast will be EastEnders icon and star of Strictly Come Dancing Natalie Cassidy. Natalie is known to millions of viewers as Sonia Jackson, but has since starred in Celebrity Big Brother and is a regular presenter on many popular TV shows as well as hitting the dance floor on Strictly in 2011. Natalie will be waving her magic wand as Fairy Meadows to help make Jack’s dreams come true.

Essex Boy Jay Perry will be taking on the lead role of Jack and is well known for being part of the teen pop group S Club Juniors, who had a string of hits in the noughties. West End star Wain Douglas is back by popular demand for his third year – this time as Dame Tilly Trott, after his superb performance as one of the Ugly sisters last year in Cinderella.

So get ready to roar with laughter and cheer our hero Jack on his magical journey to Giant Blunderbore’s castle in the sky as he battles to save his Princess and Daisy the cow from the evil Poison Ivy. Will he find the golden goose and magic harp and save the day? Oh yes he will!

Tickets for Jack And The Beanstalk are already in great demand and advance bookings are indicating that this show will smash all previous Box Office records, so book your tickets now by calling the Thameside Theatre Box Office on Tel: 0845 300 5264. With 55 fun filled performances running throughout the Christmas and New Year holidays, audiences of all ages will be able to boo the baddie, laugh along with Simple Simon and cheer on Jack and his best friend Daisy.

As usual, we are offering a great ‘Early Bird’ deal – which makes Jack And The Beanstalk the best value panto in Essex! If you reserve now and pay by 5pm on Tuesday 9 October 2012 you can save up to £3.50 per ticket. We will need a 25% deposit within 4 days of you making the reservation. To avoid you losing your deposit and reservation, we will phone you when the balance is due, as long as we have your telephone number.

To book your tickets you can telephone us on Tel: 0845 300 5264 or you can pop along to the theatre and book your tickets with our helpful Box Office staff. The Box Office is open 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays 10am to 1.00pm. Alternatively, you can go on-line at www.thurrock.gov.uk/theatre any time of the day or night, where you can purchase up to 9 tickets. There are also some excellent discounts for schools, family tickets and party bookers.

Jack And The Beanstalk promises to be Essex’s finest festive treat, and what’s more it won’t cost you a bag of beans to see it – so don’t miss out and book your tickets now for this Giant of a pantomime! You can also follow this year’s Pantomime on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thameside-Theatre-Pantomime/428019227241582?ref=ts for all the latest news!

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