Pantomime 2020 – Jack and the Beanstalk

Panto Update: 28 August

As things stand, we are still on sale with tickets for Jack and the Beanstalk and are full steam ahead in planning to put on a show for you this Christmas.

Obviously we realise we may need to adapt the production and the venue set up to comply with social distancing regulations and to ensure the safety of our cast, crew, staff and audience.

With that in mind we are undergoing a lot of work with the show’s producer and director to see how we can adapt our production to keep everyone safe while still keeping that Christmas magic and pantomime fun. As soon as these plans are finalised we will be sure to let everyone know, starting of course with our ticket holders.

Unfortunately it currently looks unlikely that we will be able to include children in the performance due to social distancing requirements and therefore will not be holding our usual open auditions.

If you have any further questions, do let us know. We hope to see you at panto this Christmas!


Join us at The Cresset for another GIANT adventure full of festive family fun as we reach new heights in our Christmas pantomime for 2020 – Jack and The Beanstalk.

With an all-star cast, songs, sparkles, dancing, tons of audience participation and panto magic – this is a pantomime spectacular you’ll want to make sure you’ve bean to see!

Tickets on sale now!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to audition for young performers for this year’s show.

We will notify everyone if this should change.

Tickets for Jack and the Beanstalk are on sale now!

Adults £16

Children £12.50

Seniors £12.50

Groups 10+ £12.50

Family Ticket £50

Children’s price from 2 to 16 yrs

Senior’s price 60+

A £1.50 booking fee may apply to tickets – contact the Box Office for more information



Schools tickets are available for select performances, priced at £9 per child. One free teacher’s ticket allocated for every 10 seats purchased. Schools Ice Creams can be pre-ordered for your convenience.

To discuss booking for a school party contact the Box Office on 01733 265705.


If you’re booking for a group of 10 or more, tickets are available at £12.50 per person. Contact the Box Office for more information and to reserve your seats.

Group Bookers Lunches

Why not make a day of it and book for our pre-show lunch? Our group booking lunches are always popular, for an excellent set price per person you can enjoy a 2-course Christmas Lunch in our restaurant. Then make your way to the auditorium and take your seats for the matinee performance. Price includes lunch, tea / coffee and show tickets.

Lunches take place on select dates prior to the afternoon performances.

To book contact the groups co-ordinator on 01733 842510.

Wheelchair Spaces

Wheelchair seats must be pre-booked through the box office to guarantee availability. Groups who require multiple wheelchair spaces may with to consider one of our special Accessibility performances which have additional space set aside for wheelchair spaces.

To discuss your requirements please contact the Box Office on 01733 265705

Cresset Pantomime Archive


Cast: Ricky Groves as Buttons, Mitch Hewer as Prince Charming, Lily Shires as Cinderella, Zach Vanderfelt as Donna, Lawrence Stubbings as Bella, Peter McCrohon as Baron Hardup, Katie Paine as Fairy Godmother and George Dee as Dandini

Director: John Newman
Choreographer: Rebecca Harrison
Producers: John Newman, Robert Warner, Stuart Morrison


Video Trailer and Teasers

The lovely folks at Tyrannosaur Creative were hard at work creating video trailers, teasers and behind-the-scenes footage for Cinderella! Check out what the panto cast got up to on press day, watch the main trailer, or go right back to the beginning of the fairytale with our first panto teaser!


Panto Press Day & Photo Gallery

On Wednesday 18th September 2019, our Cinderella panto cast had a bit of a workout in YMCA Gym Peterborough and ventured out to Orton Hall Hotel to capture some scenes straight out of a fairytale! Big thanks to Chris Brudenell for snapping these shots, and to YMCA Gym Peterborough and Orton Hall Hotel for embracing the panto madness!

He steals from the rich and fights for the good, the man we all know as…. Robin Hood!

Some of the Robin Hood Cast visited us on a gloriously sunny day to get some photos! Thanks to Peterborough Cathedral OOBAC Archery Club in Whittlesey and our sponsors The Dragonfly Hotel for embracing the pantomime madness and letting us get some fantastic photos and video!


Cast: Nick Cochrane as Will Scarlet, Mitch Hewer as Robin Hood, Laura Wenton as Maid Marian, Isabelle Lock as Pandora, Lawrence Stubbings as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Zach Vanderfelt as Nurse Gertie Glucose, Peter McCrohon as Friar Tuck, George Dee as Little John, Daniel Urch as Alan A Dale.

Director: Stuart Morrison
Choreographer: Katie Bunting-Brown
Producers: John Newman, Robert Warner, Stuart Morrison

Run: 9 – 30 December 2017, total 37 performances

Cast: Kevin Kennedy as Muddles, Mitch Hewer as Prince Florizelle, Victoria Jane as Snow White, Britt Lenting as Queen Sovania, Zach Vanderfelt as Dame Betty BonBon, Peter McCrohon as Ivan the Terrible, and George Dee as the Footman.

Director: Stuart Morrison
Choreographer: Katie Bunting-Brown
Producers: John Newman, Robert Warner, Stuart Morrison

Behind the Scenes Fun!

Some sneak peeks into the fun and frolics from this year’s pantomime launch!

Photo Gallery

We had such fun with this year’s cast at our press launch on September 25th, thanks to Central Park for allowing us to film and photograph in such a great location, and huge thanks to Chris Brudenell photography for all the fantastic images. The Tyrannosaur team are working on the video now so look out for that soon, and there will be more photos as soon as we announce this year’s handsome prince!

Poster - Master Artwork lowres for web

Run: 10 – 30 December 2016, total 37 performances

Cast: Steven Arnold as Captain Hook / Mr Darling, James Fletcher as Peter Pan, Zach Vanderfelt as Mrs Smee, Victoria Jane as Wendy, Jessica Woods as Tinkerbell, Peter McCrohon as Smee, Kluane Saunders as Tiger Lily / Delilah / Mrs Darling, Sean Rhys James as Starkey / Nana, Dan Urch as Purdey

Director: Stuart Morrison
Choreographer: Katie Bunting
Producers: John Newman, Robert Warner, Stuart Morrison

Video Trailer

Photo Gallery

We took a trip to Ferry Meadows with some of this year’s cast on a sunny September day to kick this year’s panto publicity off in style. The cast took to the water on The Captain’s Folly and had a marvellous time. Thanks to the team at Ferry Meadows / Nene Park Trust and The Captain’s Folly for letting us take our publicity shots in such a beautiful setting! Click the thumbnails to view the full image.

Photography: Chris Brudenell / Tigz Rice Studios

new wizard flyer updated

Run: 11 – 30 December 2015, total 33 Performances

Cast: Steven Arnold as The Scarecrow, Lucy-Jane Quinlan as Dorothy, Zach Vanderfelt as The Cowardly Lion, Lawrence Stubbings as The Tin Man, Linda Clark as The Wicked Witch of The West, Sylvia Carson as The Good Witch, Peter McCrohon as The Wizard

Director: John Newman
Choreographer: Sylvia Carson
Producers: John Newman, Robert Warner, Stuart Morrison

Video Trailer

Photo Gallery


Run: 12 – 30 December 2014, total 31 Performances

Cast: Alison Hammond as The Genie, Mitch Hewer as Aladdin, Zach Vanderfelt as Widow Twankey, Lawrence Stubbings as Abanazar, Emily Adams as Jasmine / Slave of the Ring, Ashley Bowden as Wishee Washee, Peter McCrohon as Vizier / Emperor / Hokey, George Dee as Cokey

Director: John Newman

Video Trailer

Photo Gallery


Run: 14 – 30 December 2013, total 29 Performances

Cast: Ricky Groves as Silly Billy, David McClelland as The Beast, Jackie Travers as The Spirit of the Rose, Lucy-Jane Quinlan as Beauty, Zach Vanderfelt as Dame Dolly Doughnut, Lawrence Stubbings as Carabosse, Lionel Chilcott as The Mayor, George Dee ad Colin / Magic Frog

Director: John Newman

Video Trailer


Run: 15 – 30 December 2012, total 27 Performances

Cast: Ricky Groves as Idle Jack, Andy Scott-Lee as Dick Whittington, Emily Adams as Alice Fitzwarren, Zach Vanderfelt as Sarah the Cook, Lawrence Stubbings as King Rat, Sylvia Carson as Fairy Bowbells, Lionel Chilcott as Alderman / Sultan, Peter McCrohon as Captain Birdseye, George Dee as Tommy The Cat

Director: John Newman


Run: 13 – 30 December 2011, total 31 Performances

Cast: Cathy Murphy as Fairy Godmother, Matt Milburn as Prince Charming, Rebecca Cole as Cinderella, David Martin as Buttons, James Dinsmore & Zach Vanderfelt as The Ugly Sisters, Lawrence Stubbings as Dandini, Lionel Chilcott as Baron Hardup, Kev Lawrence as The Voice of the Clock

Director: John Newman

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