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Jack and the Beanstalk

Panto characters standing on clouds and smiling


The seeds have been sown for a magical Christmas as Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts.  Writer-producer Peter Duncan is to play his first ever panto Dame, opposite former Sugababes singer Amelle Berrabah and Connor Byrne, instantly recognisable to TV audiences from the Tracy Beaker series and the Dumping Ground

Giant Blunderbore is in a terrible rage. He shouts from above threatening to eat any villager who won’t pay their rent. Poor Dame Trott has to sell her precious cow Buttercup and sends her son Jack to market to get the best price he can. Jack is in love with Jill, the Squire's daughter and is easily fooled by the Giant's henchman Fleshcreepy who steals Buttercup for a worthless bag of beans. Will Jack be the hero and save the village from the human chomping ogre, only the magical Garden Fairy knows the answer to that.

Come and see this year's planet saving pantomime packed with songs, laughter and great spectacle. Warning: Don’t upset the Giant especially when he’s hungry!

This is the fourth year running that Lighthouse has co-produced its homegrown pantomime with Duncan Reeves Productions, the company headed by Olivier Award-nominated actor and TV presenter Peter Duncan and musical director Darren Reeves.

To make a booking for groups of 10 or more please contact the Ticket Office who can assist you and help manage your booking. Discounts are available for Groups of 10+ ( £4 off excluding peak)  and 50+ (£5 off excluding peak).

Relaxed performance - Monday 16th December 5.30pm.  Please call Ticket Office to book your seats

Perfect for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability.

What's different?

the lights in the audience will be up so that it's not too dark

you can make noise during the show

you can come and go as you please

if you need a break there are chill out areas

We make small changes to the lights and sound (such as taking out strobes lights) so that the performance is more accessible if you have sensory sensitivities.

Go green to Poole’s planet-saving panto

Morebus are proud to be the official travel partner of our planet-saving pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, this year!

Did you know? One full double decker bus can take as many as 75 cars off the road which not only reduces nasty emissions, but congestion too; making the roads clearer and cleaner! Last year, morebus invested £7.2 million in 41 brand new buses which all have the latest Euro VI engines; emitting less NOx emissions than an average diesel car! With over 20 routes stopping just outside Lighthouse Poole all day and all night, the bus is by the far the cleanest, greenest and cheapest way to get to this year’s show! So leave the car at home and help to do your bit for Poole’s pollution and congestion this Christmas…

Plan your journey online at with directions, live departure times, timetables and fare information all at the click of a button or a tap of an app.

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Poole's Centre For The Arts
21 Kingland Road
BH15 1UG
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