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Jack and the Beanstalk

Sat 12 December 2020 - Sun 3 January 2021

Peter Pan

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. 

Pricing

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 12 until Thu 17 December 2020

Discounts

On yellow performances: 

  • Concessions £2 off 
  • Under 16s £3 off 
  • Family Of 4 £107 
  • Over 60s Special £23, after Fri 25 Dec. 

Group Discounts

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 Discounts

On 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.


Pre-Show Dining

  • Two Courses £19.50
  • Three Courses £25.50
  • Under 12s £5 Includes main and dessert

Add on when booking your tickets. Must pre-booked. 


Performance Schedule

  •   Sign Language Interpreted Performance (SLIP) – Wed 23 December at 5pm
  •   Relaxed Performance – Thu 17 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 – Wed 30 December 2020 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 ticketoffice@orchardtheatre.co.uk
 

Saturday 12 December 2pm 7pm
Sunday 13 December 1pm 5pm
Monday 14 December No performances
Tuesday 15 December 2pm 7pm
Wednesday 16 December 2pm 7pm
Thursday 17 December 2pm   7pm
Friday 18 December No performances
Saturday 19 December 2pm 7pm
Sunday 20 December 1pm 5pm
Monday 21 December 2pm 7pm
Tuesday 22 December 2pm 7pm
Wednesday 23 December 1pm 5pm  
Thursday 24 December 1pm 5pm
Friday 25 December No performances
Saturday 26 December 1pm 5pm
Sunday 27 December 1pm 5pm
Monday 28 December 1pm 5pm
Tuesday 29 December 1pm 5pm
Wednesday 30 December 1pm   5pm
Thursday 31 December 1pm 5pm
Friday 1 January 2021 No performances
Saturday 2 January 2021 2pm 7pm
Sunday 3 January 2021 1pm 5pm


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The Restaurant

Make your theatre experience extra special with a pre-show meal in The Restaurant at The Orchard Theatre.

Premiere Card

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Gift Vouchers

Why not give the gift of a fantastic night out?


Groups' Club

Join The Orchard Theatre Groups' Club today and enjoy exclusive benefits to make your theatre visit even more special.

The Restaurant

Make your theatre experience extra special with a pre-show meal in The Restaurant at The Orchard Theatre.

Premiere Card

Enjoy exclusive benefits to make your next visit even more special!