Jack and the Beanstalk
The Old Vic plays host to a wealth of comedy stars for this panto spectacular.
Dir John Henderson
With Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Julie Walters, Neil Morrisey
The new generation of TV comics took on the pantomime tradition in this Christmas special, written by Simon Nye and staged at The Old Vic. Nye’s Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrisey played the hapless Jack and The Young Ones’ Ade Edmundson (in drag) was on hand to dish out some Bottom-style violent slapstick.
+ The Panto Set
Ch4 2003. Dir Paul Clay. 50min
Paul Clay’s mischievous documentary poses the question ‘has panto a place in the 21st century?’