Jack and the Beanstalk
Sat 11 December 2021 - Sun 2 January 2022
We are pleased to announce that that stage, screen and pantomime legend, the one-and-only Christopher Biggins will be starring in this year’s sensational family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk!
A mainstay of entertainment for a number of decades, Biggins made his pantomime debut aged just 17 in his home town of Salisbury before forging a highly successful career in show business. Best known for his numerous iconic television appearances, Biggins appeared opposite the late Ronnie Barker in the BBC sitcom Porridge, held roles in Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, appeared alongside Michael Crawford in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em and played Nero in the critically acclaimed dramatisation of I, Claudius.
Despite his serious roles, and never one to not entertain, Biggins is also known and well-loved for his hosting credits, including co-hosting Surprise, Surprise, On Safari, appearing on numerous celebrity specials and as King of the Jungle having won ITV’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in 2007. On stage he has starred as The Baker in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, played Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar and the Baron in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the West End.
It is pantomime for which Biggins is most-loved, entertaining thousands of festive theatregoers every year since he began his regular panto appearances in the mid-80s. From Glasgow to Plymouth, Biggins has donned a host of outrageous frocks and had audiences in stitches across the UK ever since, starring alongside the likes of David Hasselhoff, Patsy Kensit, Simon Callow, Bonnie Langford, Cannon and Ball and even Basil Brush.
Jack and the Beanstalk will be a fun-filled Christmas extravaganza telling the fairy tale of a poor local lad who goes on a fantastic adventure up a beanstalk where fortune lies. This year’s production will be the perfect festive panto with a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery and of course, plenty of audience participation.
Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum, a giant of a Panto this way comes. With tickets on sale now, you’ll want to head towards the Orchard Box Office to snap up the best seats for Dartford’s iconic family pantomime.
Pantomime is loud for a small pair of ears,
Spectacular sights can sometimes cause tears!
If bringing a little one, please be aware
One or two scenes are intended to scare.
The odd naughty joke for grown-up laughter
Ensures that we all finish Happily Ever After.
Tickets: £42, £39, £37, £33, £25, £16
Premium seats available. At all performances, a small selection of premium seats, the best seats in the auditorium, are available.
Premiere Card Discount
£23 on Sat 11 until Thu 16 December 2021
- Under 16s £3 off all performances
On yellow performances:
- Concessions £2 off
- Family Of 4 £107
- Over 60s Special £23, after Sat 25 Dec.
On yellow performances:
- Groups 10+ £8 off
- Groups 20+ £13 off
- Groups 40+ £15 off
- Youth Groups 10+ £15 (Upper Circle only for evenings)
School DiscountsOn yellow performances and includes free ice cream with each ticket:
- Schools 10+ £14
Where applicable fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members (maximum of 4 tickets); Groups of 10+ please call 01322 220000 to buy fee-free.
- Two Courses £19.50
- Three Courses £25.50
- Under 12s £5 Includes main and dessert
Add on when booking your tickets. Must pre-booked.
- Sign Language Interpreted Performance (SLIP) – Wed 22 December at 5pm.
- Relaxed Performance – Thu 16 December at 2pm What is a relaxed performance? Specially adapted performance for those with autistic spectrum conditions, those with dementia, people with a learning disability and parents with very young children
- Audio Described – Thu 30 December at 1pm.
To book the most suitable seats for SLIP & AD performances, and to attend the touch tour, please call the Ticket Office on 01322 220000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Saturday||1||January 2022||No performances|
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we’re sorry that 2020's pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at the Orchard Theatre has been postponed until 2021.
If you bought tickets for 2020 there is no need to worry, as your booking and exact same seats have been automatically transferred to a new matching performance in 2021. Which date?
|Sat 12 December 2020 at 2:00pm||Sat 11 December 2021 at 2:00pm|
|Sat 12 December 2020 at 7:00pm||Sat 11 December 2021 at 7:00pm|
|Sun 13 December 2020 at 1:00pm||Sun 12 December 2021 at 1:00pm|
|Sun 13 December 2020 at 5:00pm||Sun 12 December 2021 at 5:00pm|
|Tue 15 December 2020 at 2:00pm||Tue 14 December 2021 at 2:00pm|
|Tue 15 December 2020 at 7:00pm||Tue 14 December 2021 at 7:00pm|
|Wed 16 December 2020 at 2:00pm||Wed 15 December 2021 at 2:00pm|
|Wed 16 December 2020 at 7:00pm||Wed 15 December 2021 at 7:00pm|
|Thu 17 December 2020 at 2:00pm||Thu 16 December 2021 at 2:00pm|
|Thu 17 December 2020 at 7:00pm||Thu 16 December 2021 at 7:00pm|
|Sat 19 December 2020 at 2:00pm||Sat 18 December 2021 at 2:00pm|
|Sat 19 December 2020 at 7:00pm||Sat 18 December 2021 at 7:00pm|
|Sun 20 December 2020 at 1:00pm||Sun 19 December 2021 at 1:00pm|
|Sun 20 December 2020 at 5:00pm||Sun 19 December 2021 at 5:00pm|
|Mon 21 December 2020 at 2:00pm||Mon 20 December 2021 at 1:00pm|
|Mon 21 December 2020 at 7:00pm||Mon 20 December 2021 at 5:00pm|
|Tue 22 December 2020 at 2:00pm||Tue 21 December 2021 at 1:00pm|
|Tue 22 December 2020 at 7:00pm||Tue 21 December 2021 at 5:00pm|
|Wed 23 December 2020 at 1:00pm||Wed 22 December 2021 at 1:00pm|
|Wed 23 December 2020 at 5:00pm||Wed 22 December 2021 at 5:00pm|
|Thu 24 December 2020 at 1:00pm||Fri 24 December 2021 at 1:00pm|
|Thu 24 December 2020 at 5:00pm||Fri 24 December 2021 at 5:00pm|
|Sat 26 December 2020 at 1:00pm||Sun 26 December 2021 at 1:00pm|
|Sat 26 December 2020 at 5:00pm||Sun 26 December 2021 at 5:00pm|
|Sun 27 December 2020 at 1:00pm||Mon 27 December 2021 at 1:00pm|
|Sun 27 December 2020 at 5:00pm||Mon 27 December 2021 at 5:00pm|
|Mon 28 December 2020 at 1:00pm||Tue 28 December 2021 at 1:00pm|
|Mon 28 December 2020 at 5:00pm||Tue 28 December 2021 at 5:00pm|
|Tue 29 December 2020 at 1:00pm||Wed 29 December 2021 at 1:00pm|
|Tue 29 December 2020 at 5:00pm||Wed 29 December 2021 at 5:00pm|
|Wed 30 December 2020 at 1:00pm||Thu 30 December 2021 at 1:00pm|
|Wed 30 December 2020 at 5:00pm||Thu 30 December 2021 at 5:00pm|
|Thu 31 December 2020 at 1:00pm||Fri 31 December 2021 at 1:00pm|
|Thu 31 December 2020 at 5:00pm||Fri 31 December 2021 at 5:00pm|
|Sat 2 January 2021 at 2:00pm||Thu 23 December 2021 at 1:00pm|
|Sat 2 January 2021 at 7:00pm||Thu 23 December 2021 at 5:00pm|
|Sun 3 January 2021 at 1:00pm||Sun 2 January 2022 at 1:00pm|
|Sun 3 January 2021 at 5:00pm||Sun 2 January 2022 at 5:00pm|
Your existing tickets will remain valid for the new date.
We look forward to welcoming you to a bigger, brighter and more spectacular panto than ever before. After this year, we’re going to need it!
Paid for tickets before 18 August 2020?
- Holding onto your tickets is the best way to support us.
- Tickets will be honoured at the original price - even if prices subsequently increase.
- A £5 panto voucher will be emailed to paid ticket holders to redeem against ice-cream, drinks, sweets or merchandise.
- Your existing tickets will remain valid for the new date.
If you are retaining your tickets you do not need to contact us.
However, if you cannot attend on the new date then you need to let us know.