Join us for our annual Christmas pantomime which, this year, follows our hero Jack and his mission to defeat the giant who lives at the top of the beanstalk!
Boo and hiss the baddies, cheer the heroes, laugh along with the corny jokes and tap your toes to the memorable and popular songs.
We have earned a reputation for family-orientated fun-filled pantomime productions in our intimate studio space in the last 10 years and, following the success of last year, this is another professional production.
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the forum pantomime
For Group Bookings or for Schools Performances, please contact our Theatre Manager,Andrew Roberts.
Returning to lead the Jack and the Beanstalk company will be Kevin Dewsbury who thrilled the crowds last year as Sarah the Cook. Comedian Kevin has just returned from Edinburgh having enjoyed a successful run of his hit show "Kev's Komedy Kitchen" at the Festival Fringe. Joining Kevin will be Jade Pritchard as Jill, Dan Ellis as Silly Willy and Julie Blagrove as Fairy Courgette. Joining the company for the first time is Kieron Attwood as Fleshcreep. Kieron's theatre credits include pantomime baddy in numerous locations around the UK.
Taking the title role of Jack will be Joe Woolford. Marking his pantomime debut, Joe will be well known to TV audiences from his appearance in The Voice, mentored by Rita Ora in the 2015 series. This year he represented the UK at The Eurovision Song Contest as one half of the duo Joe and Jake.
Fairy Courgette - Julie Blaigrove
Jack - Joe Woolford
Jill - Jade Pritchard
Silly Willy - Dan Ellis
Fleshcreep - Kieron Attwood
Dame Trot - Kevin Dewsbury
Junior Chorus provided by
Theatretrain (Chester, Wrexham and Mold), PQA Wirral),
The Victoria Academy of Dance and Drama
Writer – Peter Swingler
Producer – Andrew Roberts
Director/Producer – Steve Davies
Choreographer – Rhian Underwood
Musical Director – Craig Price
ASM – Laura Roberts
Lighting Design – Mark Shenton
Set Design – Sarah Oxley
Times & Tickets:
Adults - £11.00
Concessions - £9.00
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) - £36.00
Friday 09 December 2016 7.00pm
Saturday 10 December 2016 11.00am & 2.30pm
Sunday 11 December 2016 1.00pm & 5.00pm
Monday 12 December 2016 No Performances
Tuesday 13 December 2016 No Performances
Wednesday 14 December 2016 7.00pm
Thursday 15 December 2016 No Performances
Friday 16 December 2016 No Performances
Saturday 17 December 2016 1.00pm & 5.00pm
Sunday 18 December 2016 1.00pm & 5.00pm
Monday 19 December 2016 No Performances
Tuesday 20 December 2016 7.00pm
Wednesday 21 December 2016 7.00pm
Thursday 22 December 2016 No Performances
Friday 23 December 2016 7.00pm
Saturday 24 December 2016 1.00pm
Sunday 25 December 2016 No Performances
Monday 26 December 2016 1.00pm & 5.00pm
Tuesday 27 December 2016 1.00pm & 5.00pm
Wednesday 28 December 2016 1.00pm & 5.00pm
Thursday 29 December 2016 1.00pm & 5.00pm
Friday 30 December 2016 1.00pm & 5.00pm
Saturday 31 December 2016 No Performances
Sunday 01 January 2017 No Performances
Monday 02 January 2017 1.00pm & 5.00pm
Tuesday 03 January 2017 1.00pm & 5.00pm
Wednesday 04 January 2017 1.00pm & 5.00pm
Thursday 05 January 2017 1.00pm & 5.00pm
Friday 06 January 2017 1.00pm & 5.00pm
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
On The Mark Theatre Company
February 1st - 4th 2017
The Forum Studio Theatre
On The Mark Theatre Company is a brand new company, created by long time Tip Top Productions Director/Musical Director, Simon Phillips.
For their first production, On The Mark present this award-winning musical comedy.
An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads.
In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition.
With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.