Two Christmas shows at Birmingham Rep

Published: 12 August 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

“Perfect introduction to live theatre”: Jack and the Magic Beanstalk

Birmingham Rep is to stage a new production for three- to six-year-olds at Christmas 2022, Jack and the Magic Beanstalk.

Directed by Rep associate artist Caroline Wilkes, Jack and the Magic Beanstalk is a new adaptation of the classic fairy tale, featuring puppetry and live music. Written by Katherine Chandler, it will play in The Door at the Rep from Wednesday 7 until Saturday 31 December.

Jack and the Magic Beanstalk joins NATIVITY! The Musical which will return to the Rep from Saturday 19 November until Saturday 7 January 2023.

The Rep’s artistic director Sean Foley said, “the festive season is a time to share with family and friends, to be entertained and have fun. This winter, the Rep is welcoming all ages with shows that everyone can enjoy together.

Jack and the Magic Beanstalk will be the perfect introduction to live theatre, a magical experience to share with our youngest theatregoers in our most intimate venue, The Door. NATIVITY! The Musical will return in our main theatre and provides all the glitter, excitement, thrills and tinsel of the season for both the young and the young at heart.”