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Casting announced for Lyric Hammersmith pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk
Casting has been announced for the Lyric Hammersmith’s upcoming pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, which opens in late November.
Written by Joel Horwood, the classic children’s fairy-tale will feature an ‘enormous beanstalk’ and ‘gigantic giant’ in what is promised to be the theatre’s “biggest ever” pantomime.
BBC Proms presenter and comedian Vikki Stone will return to the Lyric for the second year running to play Fleshcreep. Cherrelle Skeete, known for originating the role of Rose Granger-Weasley in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, will play Fairy Godmother.
They will be joined by Kayla Meikle who will play Daisy the Cow and Faith Omole who will play Jack.
The ensemble will be made up of six young performers as part of the Lyric Hammersmith’s commitment to nurturing young talent. They are Montel Bowen, Olivia Davidson, Lucy Havard, Jack Pallister, Tienne Simon and Amelia Stevenson.
Vikki Stone is best known for her work presenting the BBC Proms programmes on radio and television, as well as appearing on Radio 4’s The Now Show. She appeared in the Lyric’s previous pantomime Aladdin last year.
Cherrelle Skeete is currently rehearsing to appear in the theatre’s upcoming show The Seagull, which opens in early October. Her other theatre credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace Theatre), Three Days in the Country and Amen Corner (National Theatre) and The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre).
The production, co-directed by Jude Christian and Sean Holmes, will have designs by Jean Chan, lighting by Tim Delling and compositions by Corin Buckeridge.
Jack and the Beanstalk runs at the Lyric Hammersmith from 18th November to 6th January.