Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company, Corn Exchange, King's Lynn
From the very start of the Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company’s production of Jack and the Beanstalk, when the villain of the piece, Fairy Liquid, played well with all the necessary malevolence, by Jordan Winn appeared, I knew we had an enjoyable and lively evening’s entertainment before us, and so we did!
As always, the LHMTC, now very much a family, entertained us with high humour, (Michael Miles’ Dame Trott was a bundle of laughs), fine singing from the principal leads played by Gabby Short and Emilija Brusovaite, and a lively chorus of villagers who provided dance, (Emily Butler was responsible for the choreography), and just the right amount of spectacle.
Well done to all, especially some of the talented younger members of the company. I must not forget to mention the Gentle Giant, played from a great height by Phoebe Smith.
The group has now been in existence since 2001 and has grown much since the original 15 members came together.
Behind the scenes the creative and production teams maintain the organisation’s high standards and Les Miles, the artistic director and producer, and Tim Rock, musical director, deserve special recognition for all their efforts and tenacity. Praise, though, goes to all involved, including the volunteers, and we look forward to Robin Hood, being presented next spring.