Pantomime makes a gigantic return to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, this festive season as Jack and the Beanstalk climbs to the top of everyone’s panto wishlist.
Legendary panto king Billy Pearce returns for his 23rd season – a whopping achievement! He’s been starring in the Bradford panto for literally as long as I can remember, and so many of us just think of him as the epitome of panto joy!
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. We’re at the point where the audience can recite his jokes back at him, a true sign that he’s an established legend in the area. That said, he always keeps his performances fresh each year so the audience never tires of seeing Billy take to the stage!
Crossroads Pantomimes will product Jack and the Beanstalk this year. Their 2021 production was slightly overwhelming in terms of production value, but obviously they had covid to content with, so I’m hoping 2022 will bring the panto back bigger and better than ever before. The production promises to be packed full of 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.”
Jack and The Beanstalk will run at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, from 10th December 2022 to Sunday 22nd January 2023. Head to the Bradford Theatres website to book your tickets!