I had the opportunity of seeing the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s production of Jack in the Beanstalk on Friday evening at the Surrey Arts Centre.
As a retired panto actor, I went with high expectations. Well, I wasn’t disappointed in the least.
I laughed, I yelled back at the demon, I cheered the fairy, I answered Billy and I sang along when the audience was encouraged to do so and I was sorry when it was all over. This is one of the more energetic pantos I’ve seen in a very long time. Great cast and a wonderful way to kick off the Christmas season.
If a panto is on your list of “to-dos” for this season, make sure FVGSS’s Jack and the Beanstalk is at the top of your list. You won’t regret it for a minute.
The worst part about this was that the audience was about half full.
Go and see this. For ages from three to 93.