Jack & The Beanstalk
by Dave Buchanan published 1999 revised 2004
Suitable for All Groups
Jack's adventures up the beanstalk in the land of Giant Frank N Stein and his mentor Doctor Knott. Plus a host of colourful characters including Dame Jolly, Dick Dummox, leprechaun Sean Conn, and of course Lulubelle the cow.
Jack's Mum Dame Jolly can't pay the rent so they sell off family pet Lulubelle the cow. A passing leprechaun sells Jack some magic beans, and when he plants them, he, Dame Jolly, Mr Chips the schoolmaster and Dick Dummox are transported to Limboland. In Castle Eery he meets Mad Maude, the giant and mad scientist Doctor Knott. Overwhelming odds are overcome as Jack defeats the baddies and rescues the doctor's assistant Jill. The giant's transformation scene is the highlight of a fast-moving and hilarious adventure classic.
Players: 3 Male, 4 Female, 5 M/F Parts
Cast: Dame Jolly, Jack Jolly, Sean Conn, Old McDonald, Dick Dummox, Mo, Joe, Mr Chips, Lulubelle, Mad Maude, Doctor Knott, Frank N Stein, Jill, Frank Mark II
Sets: 4 Main Sets
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes inc FX and musical numbers suggested.
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