Jack & The Beanstalk: A Socially Distanced, Steampunk Panto!

Jack & The Beanstalk: A Socially Distanced, Steampunk Panto!

Sunday 18th July, 2021


Ashcroft Theatre


Welcome to Giant Inc.

SAVVY Theatre is producing a Socially Distanced Steampunk Panto of Jack & the Beanstalk in the Ashcroft Theatre – moving from the previously announced Foyer will allow us to accommodate a larger, socially distanced audience. In addition to the Steampunk panto, your ticket now includes a special pre-show film premiere!

Combining traditional pantomime with a steampunk twist, audiences will join Jack and Dame Trott as they climb the beanstalk into a strange industrialised world. Giant Inc is stealing ideas, polluting the skies, and oppressing its workers. Can Dame Trott lead the workers to revolt? Can Milky White discover her ambitions to become an influencer on MooTube? And exactly what connection has Jack got to this oppressive regime in the skies?

 In true SAVVY-style, this original pantomime will involve an inclusive community cast from across our diverse membership, including young people, adults with a learning disability, people with experience of homelessness and everyone in-between.

Throughout the pandemic, working both in the SAVVY studio and over Zoom, our amazing members from 3-D, Action Replay, Take-2 and our YounGrrr Company, have created a documentary-style film.

The film premiere starts at 2.30pm and lasts for approximately an hour.  There will be a short interval.  The panto starts at 4pm and lasts for approximately 90 minutes.  ​

Your ticket is valid for both events, however if you wish to just come for the 4pm panto you are welcome to join us then.

If you had purchased tickets for December 2020 and are unable to make our new show date, you can claim your refund by emailing [email protected]

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Venue Info

Ashcroft Theatre

With increased capacity of over 800 seats the Ashcroft Theatre will present seasons of plays and musicals as well as being home to local community performances and events.  Seasons of live cinema broadcasts will also feature in the programme.

On Monday 16 September 2019, Dame Judi Dench formally re-dedicated the Ashcroft Theatre at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls to her friend and Croydon-born fellow actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft. The award-winning actress unveiled the People’s Picture, a giant commemorative mosaic by artist Helen Marshall.


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Dame Judi Dench unveils Dame Peggy Ashcroft mural