Jack and the Beanstalk - Reading 2013


  • Hexagon Theatre, Reading Queens Walk Reading, RG1 7UA United Kingdom

The 2013 pantomime at the Hexagon, Reading is Jack and the Beanstalk. It runs from Saturday 7th December 2013 to Sunday 5th January 2014.

Take a look at the animated video promo for the show and watch our promotional video below.


The pantomime is now closed

5th January 2014

Jack and the Beanstalk at the Hexagon, Reading is now closed. A massive thank you to all who were involved! See you next year for Cinderella!


Take a Look at the Production Pics

10th December 2013

Photos by Phil Tull.


The Reviews Are Out!

9th December 2013

Take a look at the first Jack and the Beanstalk review in the Reading Post.

And take a look at another fabulous review from XN Magazine.


Rehearsals Have Begun!

27th November 2013

Take a look at what the cast are getting up to!


Panto Stars Gather for a 'Giant' Launch

Panto mayhem hit the Hexagon when the stars of the show gathered for a 'giant' panto launch. Take a look at some of their antics...

Read the article in the Reading Post.


The panto is fully cast!

12th June 2013

Star Studded cast announced for Readings biggest ever panto!
DANI HARMER, KEN MORLEY, EMMA BARTON, DEBBIE MCGEE,
JON CLEGG, PAUL MORSE, RICHARD MORSE

With the biggest and starriest line-up for years and the BIGGEST GIANT in pantoland, Jack and the Beanstalk will be a pantomime you won’t want to miss!

Heading the cast as the beautiful Princess Tamara is local superstar and star of BBC’s award winning “Tracy Beaker” and “Strictly Come Dancing” DANI HARMER, who is currently touring the UK in Richard O’Briens legendary Rock musical “The Rocky Horror Show” as well as appearing as Tracy Beaker on television screens around the world.
Joining Dani will Coronation Street’s “Reg Holdsworth” aka KEN MORLEY as the King of Merrydale and playing the hero Jack is EMMA BARTON, Eastenders “Honey Mitchell”. They will be joined by Radio Berkshire’s DEBBIE MCGEE who appears as the beautiful and magical Queen of the Flower Fairies

Joining as Simple Simon is the hilarious comedian and impressionist JON CLEGG with a host of comedy characters and family fun. RICHARD MORSE reprises his role as the Giants henchman Fleshcreep. The headline cast is completed by PAUL MORSE, one of Britain’s top dames, currently on the UK tour of “Rising Damp” who will play the hysterical Dame Trot.

With all the trimmings that you’ve come to expect from the regions biggest panto including spectacular sets stunning costumes, live music and the messiest and craziest slapstick scenes in panto, make sure you book your seats now as many performances are selling out quickly.

Debbie McGee joins magical cast

8th June 2013

Welcome to Debbie McGee who will play the fairy.

Since 2008 Debbie has hosted the popular Sunday morning radio show for BBC Radio Berkshire and is thrilled to spreading some magic of her own at the Hexagon this Christmas.

For three years Debbie was Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Classical Ballet Company, for which she created two new classical ballets, The Artist’s Dream and Phantom – The Ballet. In addition to this she has written her own cookbook, Dine with Debbie – A Magical Touch and appeared in the popular children’s television show Wizbit.


Coronation Street legend Ken Morley to play the King

22nd May 2013

Welcome to Ken Morley who will play the King.

Ken is known to households throughout the UK as the irrepressible Reg Holdsworth from Coronation Street, a role he played for six years. Since leaving the soap he has appeared on television in Bremner Bird and Fortune and is a series regular in the popular ITV sit-com Benidorm, which sees him re-united with his former on-screen wife Sherrie Hewson.

Reg has appeared on the West End stage as Baron Bomburst in the hugely successful musical stage adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the famous London Palladium. He has also toured the UK with the outrageous musical The Rocky Horror Show as well as the plays Business Affairs and There’s No Place Like a Home.


Paul Morse to play 'Dame Trot'

19th May 2013

We are delighted to welcome the hilarous Paul Morse to Jack and the Beanstalk. Paul will play Dame Trot. Paul can currently be found touring the UK in 'Rising Damp' and played an Ugly Sister for Imagine at the Lyceum Theatre, Crewe in 2012. Welcome Paul! x


Emma Barton joins the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk

15th May 2013

We are delighted to announce that Eastenders star Emma Barton who played Honey Mitchell, will appear in this years panto at the Hexagon, playing the title role of Jack! Welcome Emma x

Read the press release in the Reading Post.


Dani Harmer joins the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk

13th March 2013

We are delighted to announce that Dani Harmer, star of Tracey Beaker and Strictly Come Dancing, will star in this year's Hexagon Pantomime as Princess Tamara. Welcome Dani! x

Read the article in the Reading Post.