Professional Panto comes to town

Fun Panto

Rye Creative Centre, New Road, is planning a fun panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, between December 9-27. The hilarious story is written by acclaimed local writers John Knowles and Kate Tyn of ‘It’s Not Us’. The accomplished cast is directed by Jeremy Tustin who has worked for Cameron Mackintosh  and who will be directing the tour of Les Miserable across Europe next year. There will be 14 performances and community workshops in set design, stage make-up costumes and props. Lots of interesting things to get involved in.

Building the scenery

Patricia Driver who is the Panto Volunteer Co-ordinator says: “It will be a great show but we need help from the community to make sure we can give a warm welcome to the audience. We need volunteers for front of house, stewards to settle the audience as they arrive, help with backstage crew, assistance with promotion and if anyone has a DBS check and loves children we need chaperones for the young cast members. Anyone willing to be part of this venture can chose their dates of availability. If you are interested please go to:

Opening night is December 9, 7.45pm and it continues Sunday 10th at 2:30pm, December 14 and 15, 7pm, December 16 at 2:30pm and 7pm, 21 & 22 at 7pm, 23 at 2:30 & 7pm, December 24 & 26 at 2.30pm, December 27 at 5pm.

There is a children’s Jack and the Beanstalk art competition. Children of all abilities are invited to enter, the theme can be interpreted freely by them. Anyone participating please post entries marked YOUTH PANTO ARTWORK and send to Rye Creative Centre, New Road, Rye TN31 7LS. The winner of each category will receive a family ticket to the show and their artwork will be displayed during the panto run.Tickets are available from the Heritage Centre, Strand Quay, Grammar School Records, High Street and ARRCC pre-loved shop in Cinque Ports Street or on line:



Pictures from poster and Patricia Driver


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