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Dame for a laugh: Peter Duncan as Dame Trott

Blue Peter legend Peter Duncan launches Panto Online

Published 21 August 2020

Blue Peter legend Peter Duncan – a critically acclaimed Panto Dame, Writer and Director – is planning his biggest and best “Here’s One I Made Earlier” challenge.

Peter has assembled a talented cast of actors and top creative team and is using his own massive back garden in South London to film ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, a socially distanced pantomime complete with ingenious sets, fabulous costumes and even a real beanstalk!

From 4 December, Panto Online will stream Jack and the Beanstalk directly into homes for the perfect family treat. It promises boos, hisses, lots of ‘he’s behind yous’, a sing-a-long song and all the classic panto antics that we love.

Giant Blunderbore is in a terrible rage. He shouts from above threatening to eat any villager who won’t pay their rent. Poor Dame Trott has to sell her precious cow ‘Buttercup’ and sends her son Jack to the cow market. All he comes back with is a worthless bag of beans. Jill, the grumpy Squire’s daughter is kidnapped by the Giants dogsbody Fleshcreepy and taken to the castle in the clouds. Will Jack be the hero, climb the beanstalk, rescue his girlfriend and save the world from the human chomping ogre. Only the magical Garden Fairy knows the answer to that…. Join in and enjoy this new online planet-saving pantomime packed with songs, laughter and great spectacle.

Profits from Panto Online will be supporting six fantastic charities and youth projects: POhWer, Clothe Me – Thank you, British Youth Music Theatre, Prost8, Scouts and Best Beginnings.

The cast includes: Peter Duncan (Dame Trott), Ian Talbot (Squire Shortshanks), Sam Ebeneezer (Jack Trott), Sarah Moss  (JILL SHORTSHANKS), Nicola Blackman (The Garden Fairy), Jos Vantyler (Fleshcreepy), Yuval Shvartsman (Giant Blunderbore), Josh Freeman (Wolf Beast). The ensemble includes: Charlie Booker, Matthew Dawkins, Daisy English, Bessy Ewa, Ben Westhead, Morgan Wilcox

Tickets are now on sale for a special early bird price of £15 – and the panto will be available for you to watch as many times as you want between December 4 and January 10!

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