By Mike Kenny

Jack (Photo: Dylan Vaughan)

Jack (Photo: Dylan Vaughan)

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 ProductionProduction History
Actor 1: Paul CurleyThe Barn, Kilkenny9th (preview), 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th October 2010
Actor 2: Sarah JohnsonBaboró, Galway11th - 14th October 2010
Actor 3: Shane O'ReillyMini-Fest, Belfast18th - 19th October 2010
Director: Philip HardyRoola Boola, Castlebar25th 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