Once upon a time in the fair Kingdom of Pantomania, a poor milk man named Jack struggles to get by with his Ma and cow, Daisy, constantly taxed and harassed by the evil Baron Wasteland and his minions, who want to use the money to build a shiny new shopping mall, and threatens the people who refuse by invoking the wrath of the Giant who lives in the sky.
But thanks to an inadvertently grown baked bean stalk, Jack, Ma, his best friend Jill and the bumbling city guard Mumbles see their chance to stop the evil Baron’s plan and save the Kingdom!
Heartwarming and hilarious for adults and children alike, this is a show that will put you and your family in the holiday spirit!
All proceeds will go to House of Mercy Phnom Penh, a charity that works with children with disabilities.
December 6,7,8 and 9th
166 St 99, Phnom Penh 12307
Thank you Khmer Times and What’s On Phnom Penh for your wonderful write ups.
You’ve heard of the story of Jack and the Baked Beanstalk, haven’t you? An authorial debut of illustrator Colin Stimpson, the fiction is an overhaul and humor-filled version of the classic English fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk. And now, the story comes alive on the stage of Sovannaphum Arts Association for a theatrical performance that will surely captivate our hearts, writes Som Kanika.
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Or maybe you haven’t. Or maybe you have. He’s behind you! What were we talking about? Ah yes, the Phnom Penh Players’ Christmas panto, which opens this evening at Sovannaphum Arts Centre.
We caught up with writer/director Paul Glew and Rob Appleby, who plays Mumbles, to hear about the behind-the-scenes mayhem (dengue, anyone?) and the brand new twists on a much-loved tale.