JACKIE AND THE BEANSTALK
Jackie and the Beanstalk is a modern twist on the classic fairytale about a plucky girl named Jackie who climbs a magic beanstalk. At the top she meets the Giant’s wife who is very sad and lonely since Jack killed her husband and stole all her things. With the help of her little dog Dot, Jackie has splendid ideas to cheer the Giant up!
Created by master puppeteer Annie Forbes, Jackie and the Beanstalk is full of surprises and delightful characters that are sure to enchant and entertain imaginative young audiences. The performance features glove puppets, a masked actor, magic, illusions, music, songs and a marvellous growing beanstalk!
Age range; 4 years and up.
Company: AboutFace Productions
Writer/creator: Annie Forbes
Performers: Annie Forbes & Tim Denton
Soundtrack: Jan Wositzky
Harp voice: Rachael Guy
Photo credit: Rob Lile and Rima Herber
“Forbes’ unique puppet show is brilliant! This is an exciting, new type of theatre.” –
The Hamilton Press
“Children respond to the performers with a commitment that is astonishing in this world of hi-tech computer games and television. Adults find themselves transported back to their own childhood, when things were simpler. All of which goes to prove that imagination is alive and well and that the universal appeal of traditional story-telling will never die.” – The Christchurch Press