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Jack And The Beanstalk

Catford Broadway 2023

Jack, his Mum and their cow Caroline live in the Kingdom of Lewishfarm and life is tough; the people are poorer, and the rich are getting richer.


Everyone is at the mercy of Giant Blunderbore and his evil cockroach henchman Boris (who, by the way, secretly wants to destroy humanity).


Will Jack fulfil his destiny? Will Caroline the Cow become a Tik Tok star? Will Jack’s Mum find love in the audience?


This is truly a pantomime for south London, with a kickin’ band, a funky Giant, magic beans, slapstick routines, laughs and silliness galore and plenty of boos, cheers and soulful songs you know and love to keep you singing all the way through!

Jack And The Beanstalk was the first in at least five years’ worth of pantos that we are creating at Broadway Theatre, Catford specifically for the communities of South East London - though, of course, we welcome all audiences!


Under the artistic leadership of Susie Mckenna (Associate Artist at Kiln Theatre, winner of Best Director at the Great British Pantomime Awards) and Olivier Award-winning producer and long-time Catford resident Julie Clare - we aim to spread as much JOY as we possibly can at a time when we couldn’t need it more.


Look out for Sleeping Beauty coming December 2024.

Jack & the Beanstalk Catford Broadway Theatre. Evelyn Hoskins (SJ), Caroline, Derek Elroy



"McKenna’s fresh and funny take on the story develops new relationships, incorporates an environmental message and establishes a new pantomime star in Durone Stokes"

The Stage


"Creating feel-good fun, while still packing a political punch"

London Reviews Hub


"Good family fun with a real local community feel to it"

West End Wilma

Jack & the Beanstalk Catford Broadway Theatre. Siobhan Athwal  (Antoinette Cockroach).  Ph


"Good times never seemed so good and it’s a wonderful world full of diverse and beautiful people in Catford"

South London

"A playful and exuberant day out at the theatre, if you’re looking for a panto to watch this festive season, Jack and the Beanstalk embodies community spirit and calls for you to join the collective!"

Theatre Full Stop

"A colourful and high-energy panto, showing us a taste of the magic that Susie McKenna brings to the festive season."

Theatre & Tonic

Jack & the Beanstalk Catford Broadway Theatre.  Evelyn Hoskins (SJ) and Company Photograph


Audience Responses

“We (Rushey Green) took the whole school on Friday and it was absolutely brilliant! I will never forget the utter joy on so many children’s faces!”
“My husband is not a fan of the theatre and he absolutely loved it!!!”
“My two boys went with their school. They have been non-stop talking about it!”
“Trinity Primary also took the whole school on Thursday. It was enjoyed by all. Defo book, you won’t be disappointed! I’m thinking to book myself and go back with my daughter and nephew while it’s still on.”
“Absolutely loved it. Won’t spoil but the humour was fabulous, the panto singalong was the best ever!”
“Great for the kids and funny for the adults too. Definitely worth going.”

Jack & the Beanstalk Catford Broadway Theatre. Siobhan Athwal as Queen Bee. Photographer M




Audience Reviews Trailer


Cast Photoshoot Trailer


Preparing For The Panto Trailer

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