Billy Pearce first topped the bill of the Alhambra Theatre’s annual festive production in 1993, winning acclaim from critics and audience members alike, and has since solidified his reputation as the King of Yorkshire comedy.

Side-splittingly funny, Billy will bring his trademark mad-cap comedy and boundless energy to the stage and will have audiences laughing in the aisles. Jack and the Beanstalk will be produced by the world’s biggest pantomime producer and the team behind the 2021 production of Sleeping Beauty, Crossroads Pantomimes. The production will be packed full of the magical ingredients Bradford audiences have come to expect from their annual festive production with amazing special effects, stunning sets, beautiful costumes, and moo-vellous amounts of laughter set to make 2022 a giant adventure for the whole family to enjoy.

Chief Executive of Crossroads Pantomimes, Michael Harrison, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be on-sale with our production of Jack and the Beanstalk following the huge success of Sleeping Beauty last year. Billy Pearce is a true showman and comedy genius and I’m so pleased to once again welcome him back to Pantoland.”

Talking about his return in Jack and the Beanstalk Billy Pearce said: “Being back on-stage last Christmas in Sleeping Beauty was a truly magical experience after a year away from performing. Christmas at the Alhambra Theatre is something very special, and we can’t wait to welcome our friends from across Yorkshire and beyond back to the Theatre for another magical panto.”

Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres comments: “With Billy back at the helm in this year’s panto, I’m sure that audiences of all ages will thoroughly enjoy another outstanding festive show in Bradford this year. There is huge affection for the Alhambra Theatre’s annual panto and we can’t wait to welcome theatregoers through our doors for Jack and the Beanstalk as their Christmas treat.”

There is a performance for everybody this festive season: with signed performances on 15 December at 2pm and 15 January at 5pm; audio described performances on 5 January at 2pm and 7.15pm; a captioned performance on 8 January at 5pm, and a relaxed performance on 10 January at 6pm. The relaxed performance will welcome everyone who would like to see the panto in a less formal atmosphere.

Fe-fi-fo-fum, a giant of a panto your way comes! Jack and the Beanstalk runs from Saturday 10 December 2022 – Sunday 22 January 2023 at the Alhambra Theatre. Be sure to book your tickets now!

Further casting for Jack and the Beanstalk will be announced later in 2022.

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