A London-based production company new to Chesterfield is to present this year’s spectacular Pomegranate pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk and Charlie Dimmock, TV garden presenter, takes on the role of the Organic Fairy.
This will be the first production at the Chesterfield theatre for Paul Holman Associates (PHA). Established over 20 years ago, PHA has a successful and established track record in producing pantomimes. Working to an ethos to keep traditional pantomime alive and vibrant, over a million happy and satisfied families, groups and schools have experienced a PHA pantomime in recent years.
In the last two years, PHA has been awarded or nominated for Producer of the Year and, with productions across the country, the company regularly receives public and critical acclaim. With a back catalogue of over 200 pantomime productions and having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, the importance of presenting pantomime for Chief Executive Paul Holman has always been to create a show which everyone can enjoy regardless of age.
He explained, “We’re creating a show for the Pomegranate which will really have something for everyone. Musically, we’re arranging songs that children, teenagers and mums and dads will be familiar with and, for grandparents, there’ll be a song or two they’re sure to know.
“Comedy will of course be paramount, with plenty of slapstick, audience participation, the traditional ghost gag and the essential songsheet. In terms of the cast, all the characters from Dame Trott and Daisy the Cow to Giant Blunderbore and Jack will be on stage to tell the tale of good over evil, in an action-packed, fast paced story line.”
Jack and the Beanstalk will be an energetic and engaging pantomime with spectacular scenery, colourful costumes, creative choreography, a bang-up-to-date script and a live band topped off with a carefully chosen cast. This giant production will be raising the Pomegranate roof from 7 December 2012 until 6 January 2013, and promises to be a production that’s as fresh as a daisy and is certain to leave audiences full of beans!
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To book tickets for this new production of Jack and the Beanstalk, people can call the Pomegranate Box Office on 01246 345222 or visit www.chesterfieldvenues.co.uk