This afternoon we meet with Louisa and Tove and Harper to see Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal in Stratford. At the last moment Julian was able to come as School was shut early because of the snow. I had jerk chicken for lunch at the theatre and wasn’t particularly impressed; the chicken soup though was very good. Reviewed by the Independent.
I’m not a great fan of theatre, let alone pantomimes, but this was wonderful! It was greatly enhanced by having the balcony all to ourselves – to the point that we abandoned our very seats to go and sit in the very front row.
The story line was simple and direct and all the panto ingredients were there but mercifully short and relevant. Best of all was the wonderful ogre/giant. The sets at the Theatre Royal are always very impressive and this certainly was so.
Both Tove and Harper were totally enraptured.