Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk is an old English fairy tale, often dramatized.
The original story
Written down as an English nursery-tale by Joseph Jacobs,
Translations and adaptations for the stage
The story has become the basis of numerous traditional British pantomimes, wherein the Giant is a villain, Jack's mother the Dame, and Jack the Principal Boy.
Performance history in South Africa
1968: Jan en die Boontjierank (a puppet version in Afrikaans) performed by SUKOVS, opening on 29 June 1968 at the Stadskouburg ("Civic Theatre") in Bloemfontein. Directed by Tine Balder with Paul Eilers, Rentia Human, Johan Botha, Mees Xteen, Maryann Johnston.
1986: Jack and the Beanstalk , performed in the Baxter Studio, written and directed by Glynn Day, with John Dennison, Pippa Duffy, Joey Wishnia and Patrick Walton. (Chad Abrahams, James Plaatjies, Annette Hamilton, Liana Collet, Bronwyn van Graan, Matthew Roberts??).
1999: Jack and the Beanstalk staged by the People's Theatre in June 1999 as their first production in the new Thabong Theatre at The Civic, directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith, with Isadora Verwey, Francois Theron, Izak Taljaard, Vicky Friedman, Rochelle Palm, Grete Lochner, Warren Arends and Hinor Shushan.
2003: Jack and the Beanstalk, the pantomime version by Janice Honeyman and Ralph Trewhela, staged in December in the Nelson Mandela Theatre at The Civic as a pantomime, written and directed by Janice Honeyman, with Francois Schreuder, Val Donald Bell, Tobie Cronjé, Basil Appollis, Tessa Denton, Bronwyn Evans, Philip Godawa, Jeffrey Sebogodi, Byron-Lee Olivato and James van Helsdingen.
"Jack and the Beanstalk", in Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_and_the_Beanstalk
Teater SA, 1(1), 1968.
NELM:Collection: FLETCHER, Jill: 2005. 75. 19. 49).
PACT Info, (1) and (2), 1992.
The Citizen, 23 June 1999.
The Citizen, 11 November 2003.
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