Jack and the Beanstalk

Adapted from an original pantomime by Patrick Henderson & Roger Winton. Lyrics & Music by Leslie James


Tower Theatre, Canonbury
January 6 - 14, 1956

Cast List

Mandy, a visitor from America : Paula Munday
Carl, a visitor from France : John Messenger
Lizzie, a flower seller, Willie's mother : Dorothy Fox
Fred, a barrow boy : Wilmot Bennitt
Widow Hardcash, landlady of Canonbury Tavern : Annette Panter
Adam, an ancient relic : Eddie Sutherland
A street singer, a doubtful character : Tom Carter
A constable, the female of the species : Jean Bueno de Mesquita
Annabel, Willie's girl friend : Jeanne Duval

: Pauline Harris
Daphne : Daphne Malin
Anne : Anne Corby
Janet : Janet Clarke
Jill's friends
The announcer
, a man of parts : Bobby Bernard
Widow Wishful, a lady of character : Eric Turner
Willie, a comical cowhand : Les Silver

Charlie Drip
: Jack Francis
Arnold Drab : Cyril Sherwood
The broker's men
, Widow Wishful's pride & joy : Denyse Macpherson
Jill, the Squire's stepdaughter : Sheila Toff
Buttercup, a coy cow : Juliet Smith, Diana Jones
The Blue Moon Fairy : Eileen Noble
Zodiac, a wicked magician : Tom Carter
The Squire, a fast worker : John Archer
The schoolmaster : Bobby Bernard
Smash & Grab, Guards of the Giant's Castle : Larry Barnes, Bobby Bernard
Scorpio, the evil dancer : Wilmot Bennitt
Humdigger, a gigantic giant : Tom Carter
Moonbeams & Signs of the Zodiac : Pauline Harris, Anne Corby, Janet Clarke, Wilmot Bennitt, Eddie Sutherland, John Messenger


Jack and the Beanstalk

Production Team

Director : Kay Gardner
Set Design : Norman Fenner
Lighting Design : Kay Gardne
r Costumes made in the Tower Theatre Wardrobe
Dances arranged by Ursula Fincham
Additional Dialogue : Larry Barnes & Bobby Bernard
At the Piano : Rita Paton

Stage Manager : Susan Mindelsohn
ASMs : Joan Bardsley, Irene Carter, Laureen Strassheim
Lighting operators : Terence Bicknell, John Fox, Vic Symonds, Mary McCarthy
Wardrobe : Margaret Hocking
Properties : Irene Carter, Irene Hill, Margaret Gentry