Jack and the incredibly Mean Stalk

Jack and the incredibly Mean Stalk

Reflecting British values of tolerance, respect and caring for others, this fabulous funny twist of the traditional tale is told through a dynamic mix of imaginative physical theatre and music.

When Jack’s Mum throws some beans out of the window, an incredible bean stalk grows overnight. But it’s a such mean bean stalk! Journey with Jack as he learns that with a little love and believing the best how even a mean stalk can find friends and learn to be helpful. A fabulously funny twist on a well loved traditional tale is told through a dynamic mix for imaginative physical theatre and music.
Ideal for ages 3-11 years. (Foundation years through to year 6.)

“Staff and pupils enjoyed the performance. Everyone came out of the hall buzzing with compliments. Thank you!” Teacher, Water Mill Primary school

“Please pass on my thanks to the actors who performed at The Oval today. The teachers involved said it was absolutely brilliant and most importantly really reinforced British values very well indeed. The children I asked also smiled and said lots of positive things.” Teacher The Oval Primary School.

“An amazing and vibrant production of this well-known tale. The actors were dynamic and interacted well with the children, using nothing more than buckets as props. The message of the importance of friendship and tolerance was very clear.” Priory School Teacher

“An excellent performance delivering key messages to all pupils in an amazing way!” Teacher St Catherine of Siena Primary School.


Primary school bookings available

Riverside Performing Arts runs an exciting nine month drama and Christian discipleship programme for 18-30 year olds packed with training and performances in theatres, community venues, schools and churches. There are so many opportunities to grow in your faith, vision and leadership. Applications are open for the 2016-17 Riverside Performing Arts training programme? Click for more information.
Find out more from the students on the 2014-15 course: Dannie Fisher, Miriam Heskova, Beth Dobbs, John Goodliff, Alice Fish, Ellie Hill, Simon Palmer and Elisa Holm.


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