Beanstalk thrives again

Published: 3 July 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Jack and the Beanstalk

Merseygirls star Alice Carlile and Liverpool Live’s Lesley Butler headline Jack & The Beanstalk at Hope Street Theatre December 5–31.

Lesley Butler will weave her magical ways as Mother Nature joined by Alice Carlile as Jill. Alice is part of the dance troupe The Merseygirls—who were Britain’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer finalists in 2017.

Recent LIPA graduate and Liverpudlian Joe Owens will play the titular Jack Trott. Phil Perez will be getting in everyone’s face as the evil Fleshcreep, while magician and ventriloquist Dean Raymond will be the lovable Silly Simon. Lending his talent to Giant Blunderbore will be Liverpool radio legend Billy Butler. The company will be joined by a host of young local talent from Hope Street based Performers Theatre School.

This year's production will also have a distinctive Liverpool sound with many of the production's songs coming from bands and artists from Liverpool.