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Jack and the Beans Talk 
- Garlic Theatre / Applause

event details

Hosted by Garlic Theatre / Applause

Was it a dream or did I hear a talking bean?

A warm hearted, funny and organic retelling of a classic tale
loved by families. Jack lives on a small farm with his mum and very little to eat. He likes to talk to the birds, his cow and anyone who will listen. Imagine his surprise when he swops his cow for some magic beans and starts to hear a whispering in the breeze and a giant rumble in the sky ...

Charming and inventive with plenty of interaction, an enormous beanstalk, bags of gold and a smelly old giant, Jack and the Beans Talk is a cautionary tale about what might happen if you throw things out of the window!

The colourful set and enchanting music featuring the mbira, will mesmerise the audience and they will marvel at the clever transformations when the beanstalk magically grows higher and higher as the house shrinks and the huge giant is revealed in his kitchen in the sky.

From the company that brought you Oldilocks and the Three Bears, The Bag that went BOO! and Snug and Grub catch a Bug.

Performer Iklooshar Malara
Direction Steve Tiplady
Puppetry direction Liz Walker and Mark Pitman
Music Iklooshar Malara
Mbira Anna Mudeka

"We were treated to an amazing feast of puppets with a wonderful mix of slapstick, suspense, audience participation, and high humour."

- Walsham Le Willows Village Hall


"Garlic Theatre are as usual top of their game - you rock!"

- Norden Farm

Garlic Theatre is an award winning, international visual theatre company that has toured to 21 countries outside the UK. Penny Francis OBE described Garlic Theatre as one of the main puppetry companies in the UK producing wholly original work. Garlic Theatre tours successfully to theatres, festivals, art centres, village halls and schools to average audience figures of 20,000 per year. Founded in 1997, Garlic Theatre has a fantastic reputation for unusual, funny, eccentric and highly original performances that fire the imagination of children and adults. We aim to challenge, entertain and stimulate people of all ages through the power

of puppet animation.

This is a performance for everyone to enjoy! Tickets can be purchased via a pay-what-you-can donation of £8, £10, or £12. Children under the age of 3 can come along for free!

Performed at the Stade Hall, The Stade, Hastings Old Town, TN34 3FJ


times & tickets

Friday 9th August

venue amenities

plenty of parking nearby

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toilet & babychange

space for buggies


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