Jan 2022

Jack and the Beanstalk, by Chris Cooper, played from Fri 21 – Sun 23 Jan 2022.

In this year’s giant pantomime adventure, we join Jack, his mother Dame Trot and brother Silly Billy in the village of Merryhale. Can Jack rescue Jill and save the village from Giant Blunderbore and his evil henchman, Fleshcreep? There’s only one way you’ll find out!

Photography: Nigel Thomas


“This fast moving and well written production had everything you wanted… It was good to see the company back where they belonged after a two year break.”Paul Douglass, NODA

Audience Reactions

“Gotta love panto! And you won’t have a better night’s entertainment than SSA Drama’s ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Well done on a fantastic show and to all the cast and crew for bringing it to life!”

“A laugh a minute and some brilliant costumes. I can’t wait for Cinderella next year! Bravo to you all!”

“It was terrific, probably the best one that you’ve done!”

“Thank you for a splendid show. We had missed you all! See you next year!”


Giant Blunderbore – Pete Bayliss / James Skinner
Fleshcreep – David Charter
Patch, the Vegetable Fairy – Emma Davies-Doran
Jack Trot – Amy Williams
Princess Jill – Aleyna Wright-Taylor
Dame Dotty Trot – Chris Cooper
Silly Billy – Alex Fraser
Hustle – James Newman
Bustle – Zara Dowler
King Crumble – Gregory March
Mrs Moody – Laura King
Daisy the Cow – Sophia-Rise Manzoni, Katy Mitchinson
Herald – Autumn Wright-Taylor
Prime Minister Jobsworth – Rupert Dowler
Chorus – Rupert Dowler, Sam Keogh, Sophia-Rose Manzoni, Iona McMurchie, Katy Mitchinson, Isabelle Morris, Madison Prosser, Autumn Wright-Taylor, Beatrice Yates
Principal, Rochelle Dance Academy – Debbie Green
Dancers – Lily Byrne, Kayla Davison, Sophie Davies, Evie Dixon, Amelia Lee, Macie Sheldon, Macie Stokes, Maiya Vasey