Welcome to Splatford! Jack lives here with his cow, Winnie The Moo, and his mum, Milky Linda. The town is home to a magical marsh full of healing mud, which Jack and his pals spend their days mining. But there’s a BIG problem: Giant Belch. He dominates Splatford from the sky - stealing the mud, charging outrageous rents and polluting the air with his burps and farts!
One odd shepherd, a handful of beans and an unexpected beanstalk later, Jack is on a life-changing journey. Can he reach the top? Can he defeat Flesh Creep - Belch’s hateful henchwoman who has seriously got it in for him? Can he triumph over Belch and be crowned Splatford’s unlikely hero? And can he make Milky Linda proud?
Our pantos, full of original music and outrageous characters, are famous for tearing up the rulebook and telling classic stories with a special Stratford East twist. Come and join us, and help convince Jack that ordinary boys can do extraordinary things.
★★★★★ "A ridiculously charming, great big glitterball of joy." The Times on Red Riding Hood, 2021
★★★★★ "If you only see one Pantomime this season make your way to Theatre Royal Stratford East." Theatre News on Red Riding Hood, 2021
★★★★ “A proper London panto.” Evening Standard on Dick Whittington, 2019
Presented by Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Running time: TBC (approximately 135 minutes including interval)
Book before 28 Feb 2023 to get 20% off tickets with promo code JACK2023 (valid on price bands A, B and C, excludes all performances from 22 Dec 2023 – 04 Jan 2024. Subject to availability. Expires at 11.59pm on 28 Feb 2023).
Available for under 17s
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Earlybird Schools Rates - earlybird schools rates are limited and subject to availability so book early for the best prices!
Newham schools: £9 per person
All other schools: £10 per person
Weekday matinee performances during school term-time are often attended by school groups.
Our online booking system doesn’t allow customers to leave isolated seats. We do this in order to prevent gaps in the auditorium.
Currently seats are on sale from Row B in the stalls backwards, and it is possible that Row A will go on sale at a later date, so please be aware that purchasing seats in Row B does not guarantee that you will be in the front row.
The boxes have a slightly restricted view, as well as seats marked with an ‘i’.
Attending with children: Please note that the Upper Circle is the top level in our theatre, so we recommend that smaller children (under 5s) sit in the Stalls or Dress Circle. If you are bringing a child under 2, then you can pay £1 for a lap seat. Call our Box Office on 020 8534 0310 to book.
For any help with your booking, please call our Box Office on 020 8534 0310.
Our ticket prices increase as the theatre fills. We always recommend booking early to secure the best seats at the best price.
Flesh Creep Lucy Frederick
Bill Max Gill
Winnie the Moo Savanna Jeffrey
Milky Linda Nathan Kiley
Ensemble Eli London, Jaime Tait
Junior Billy Lynch
Jack Nikhil Singh Rai
Book and lyrics Anna Jordan
Music and lyrics Robert Hyman
Director Denzel Westley-Sanderson
Set and Costume Designer Lily Arnold
Lighting Designer Simisola Majekodunmi
Sound Designer Beth Duke
Musical Director Lee Freeman
Choreographer André Fabien Francis
Assistant Director Ashen Gupta
Casting Director Richard Johnston for Pippa Ailion Casting
Illusion Consultant Sam Lupton
Costume Supervisor Isobel Pellow
Assistant Director position funded by Fenton Arts Trust and Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation.