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||9th (preview), 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th October 2010|
|Actor 2: Sarah Johnson||Baboró, Galway||11th - 14th October 2010|
|Actor 3: Shane O'Reilly||Mini-Fest, Belfast||18th - 19th October 2010|
|Director: Philip Hardy||Roola Boola, Castlebar||25th October 2010|
|Set Design: Andrew Clancy|
|Composer: Stuart Barker|
|Movement Director: Monica Bieniek|
|Lighting Designer: Mark Galione|
|Costume Designer: Bernie McCoy|
|Puppet Design/ Maker: Suse Reibisch|
|Puppet Director: Tommy Baker|
|Graphic Designer: Alé Mercado|
|Stage Manager: Steve Rider|
|Production Manager: Vincent Demspey|