Jack and the Beanstalk is a classic fairy tale where Jack has to sell the family’s only source of food and income (Daisy the cow!) for 5 magic beans which end up taking Jack on a journey into a magical land of giants and gold laying hens.
In case you were wondering what the ingredients for a great show were, the Lyngo theatre have them: a great storyteller and performance artist, lots of magical flying paraphernalia such as gold dust, fake snow, sprays of water and a very large shoe.
This one man show is performed by CBeebies Patrick Lynch where he comes into his own as a storyteller and magic maker. Although the show is ideal for children over 3 years of age, our two year olds were captivated (for the majority of the performance) – it helps having a clear booming voice to bring you back into the story if you get distracted (and toddlers get distracted a lot!)
There’s also miniature houses, funny imaginary cows and the matriarch that is the giant’s mother. Jack and the Beanstalk is touring throughout the UK and upcoming dates can be found here.