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Jack and the Beanstalk

Panto production pics are here!

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It's Panto Day and what better way to celebrate than with our stunning new production photos of Jack and the Beanstalk!

Jack and the Beanstalk

Potty about panto? Read our blog!

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With panto right around the corner (can you believe we open on Thursday?!) we've got lots of behind-the-scenes pictures, videos, and interviews we want to share with you.

Katherine Ryan

Tickets just released for Katherine Ryan

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The razor sharp and hilariously funny Canadian Katherine Ryan is here on Sunday (29 Nov) and we've just had some last minute tickets released.

Kirill Gerstein encore

Kirill Gerstein encore

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The encore played by Kirill Gerstein was the Three-Part Invention in E flat by Bach BWV 791

Sam and Mark Children's BAFTA's

Sam and Mark win big at the Children's BAFTAs

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A huge congratulations to our panto hero Mark Rhodes who, along with best friend and presenting buddy Sam Nixon, won Best Presenter at the BAFTA Children's Awards in London last night.

Jack and the Beanstalk Malls Christmas Lights

Dame Trott and Daisy light up The Malls!

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Dame Trott (Philip Meeks) and his trusty companion Daisy the cow delighted the audience in the packed out Malls on Friday as they turned the Christmas spirit up to full and illuminated the shopping centre.

Mark Rhodes Jack and the Beanstalk

We send Mark Rhodes back to school!

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Children from local schools received a surprise visit when our very own pantomime hero Mark Rhodes popped in to tell them about starring in Jack and the

EFDD Conference

EFDD Conference

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Please note: Anvil Arts is not responsible for any transaction with TicketSource and any problems with them should be taken up with EFDD. You will need a valid Anvil Arts ticket with seat number in order to attend this event.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Festive fun and fireworks this Friday!

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Kick off the festive season in style this Friday with Festival Place's Christmas Light Switch On and Firework Spectacular from 5.30pm!

Katherine Ryan date change

Katherine Ryan date change

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Don't forget that the performance by Katherine Ryan which had been scheduled for Saturday 7 November has been changed to Sun 29 November because of her changing work commitments.

Jack and the photo call

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Our fabulous panto cast came to visit us recently, including Mark Little (Fleshcreep), Mark Rhodes (Jack), Chris Pizzey (Simple Simon), Chloe Amber (Princess Jill), Phillip Mee

Giant beanstalk spotted in the foyer!

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Yesterday, a giant beanstalk was spotted in The Anvil foyer, but never fear! It's just our pantomime cast getting ready for the festive season!