By Mike Kenny
Jack has been a great disappointment to his mother. Now he is about to become the Giant’s dinner. The giant’s wife hasn’t got it easy either, coping with a demanding and bad-tempered husband.
But between hens with golden eggs, magic table cloths and giants that only dance on a Wednesday, this play focuses in on the potential for transformation, where even giants can come good, bad-tempered bullies can get their comeuppance and lazy boys can become heroes.
In this quirky, witty and hugely entertaining take on Jack and the Beanstalk, Barnstorm’s acting ensemble enthrals its young audience with its unique brand of visually exciting, high-energy performance, served up with music, dance, puppetry and lashings of fun.
A play for children aged 4 to 7 years.
Running time: 35 minutes.
|The Production||Production History|
|Actor 1: Paul Curley||The Barn, Kilkenny||12th - 15th, 19th - 23rd, 25th - 26th October 2009|
|Actor 2: Sarah Johnson||Draíocht, Blanchardstown||5th - 6th November 2009|
|Actor 3: Shane O'Reilly||Mullingar Arts Centre||9th - 11th November 2009|
|Director: Philip Hardy||Garter Lane, Waterford||17th November 2009|
|Original Music: Stu Barker||Wexford Opera House||20th November 2009|
|Set Design: Andrew Clancy|
|Costume Design: Bernie McCoy|
|Lighting Designer: Mark Galione|
|Puppet Design/ Maker: Suse Reibisch|
|Puppet Director: Tommy Baker|
|Choreography: Monika Bieniek|
|Production Manager: Vincent Demspey|
|Tour/Stage Manager: Steve Rider|
|Graphic Design: Alé Mercado|