Jack and the Giant will delight young and old

L to R Jack’s mother (Donna Taylor), Jack (Rachel Urroz), Scarecrow – partly obscured (Brianna Linkhorn), Bean Seller (Anouk van Dijk) and Princes Tulip (Tanika van Dijk)

OSPA’s end-of-year production is a charming musical version of the well-loved tale of Jack and the Beanstalk that will surely delight young and old.

The giant is making life pretty miserable for Jack, his mother and the entire kingdom. Jack is even forced to sell his beloved dancing cow for magic beans. And where does Jack go? That’s right! Up the beanstalk and into the castle where he not only fights Gogmagog, the giant, but the malicious Troll as well. By the end of this special tale the cow is returned, the chicken learns how to lay golden eggs and the good life returns to the kingdom. Spiced with a variety of tunes like ‘Good Things Are Bound to Happen’, the Giant’s ‘Fee Fi Fo Fum’ and the company’s toe-tapping ‘Run, Jack, Run’, this show will have everyone humming along.

“This is a lovely family show and we have several parents and their children involved, both on-stage and in the supporting crew, without whom we could not put on such a good production,” said Amanda Caldwell, Director of Jack and the Giant. “And 2017 also marks the 21st anniversary of my involvement in OSPA, both as an actor and director, so it’s a particularly special production for me.”

By special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc. and New Zealand Play Bureau Ltd, this Community Theatre production is based on Vera Morris’s book adaptation, with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur.

Three evening performances are scheduled for 7.30pm on 23, 24 and 25 November and a 2pm matinee on 25 November at the OSPA Theatre, Hall Road, Onewhero.

Tickets are $15 adults and $10 school-age children, on sale now at The Goodness Grocer, 216 King Street, Pukekohe.

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