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Christmas at Zinc Arts Ongar 2016

Following the success of Cinderella at Zinc Arts in Ongar we brought to life


This Fairy Tale Pantomime took everyone on a magical adventure into the land of Once Upon a Time where they met JackJill and all their Fairy Tale Friends.  A wacky version of this enchanted tale.

When penniless Jack is forced to take his cow, to market he returns home with only 3 beans. His very angry mother tosses them into the garden and Jack is in big trouble. 

The following day they wake up to find a giant beanstalk. This sees the beginning of a very prosperous adventure for Jack, his mum and all their farmyard friends.

This Stage One quirky version will saw the return of Madam Mayo as Jack's mum, played by West End Star Mario Frendo. Along with some of your favourite Stage One children's characters and entertainers.

Jack and the Beanstalk took place at Zinc Arts , a wonderful intimate Theatre, where everyone is truly part of the panto!

Everyone met the characters after for photos and selfies! 

Jack and The Beanstalk Villain
Villain & Story Teller
Ho Down
Barron Von Greed
Twerking in the Rain
Jack and The Beanstalk 2016
Simple Simon
Simple Simon Jack Brother
Simon Dances
Story Teller Shelley Payne
Story Teller Emily Wershof
Ongar Mash
Madame Mayo & Simon
Milkshake Dance
Madame Mayo
Madame Mayo in Jack & The Beanstalk
Jack & Madame Mayo
Jack & Jill
Jack & Jill Happy Ever After
Jill & Villagers
Jack & the Beanstalk - Madame Mayo

Read what people said:


Ongar Brownies, Rainbows and Senior Section


  • “All the girls really enjoyed the show, great fun and lots of music to keep you dancing. Thank you from all at Guiding.” (A. Laws)


  • “We all really enjoyed the show! Intimate venue which made it great! Loved all the dancing & music.”


  • “Brilliant show; couldn’t recommend highly enough.”


  • “Unbelievable!!” (Caleb)


  • “Sic!” (Max)


  • “Great energy and loads of laughs. Thank You.”


  • “Enjoyable and very cool” (Hollie)

  • “Brilliant show! Everyone really made me laugh and the choreo was brilliant! Thanks for having me" (Hannah. D)


  • “Excellent production. Acting & atmosphere fantastic. Thank you.”


  • “Excellent! Recommend doing one next year!”


  • “Such energy & fun. A really good production for all the family.”

  • “Excellent. Would love to see one next year. Thank you all. Lovely time here.”

  • “An amazing show, kids loved it + the stars were great. Well done Stage 1 see you next year.”

  • “Amazing show, even better than last year!”

  • “Amazing, you ALL were fab” (The Johnstons)


  • “From the Chipping Ongar Party. Fabulous costumes, great songs. Excellent energy. Roll on next year.” (Debs)

  • “It was absolute fab” (Hope)

  • “Amazing, lot of effort thanks to Caroline! Lovely evening! Fab costumes fantastic performance” (Mia)

  • “Had a great evening even though in my two performances I had to get pulled up on stage by Madam Mayo! Still had great fun and bring on next year” From Paul  & Jill & David Wershof

  • “This is my first ever Pantomime and it has been the best time of my life!” (Emily)


  • “The Brownies from 1st Marden Ash Ongar had a great time, the venue is perfect, staff lovely and the actors were brilliant. Thanks for making us feel Christmassy!!”


  • “Had a fab time! Just like last year!”


  • “We had a wonderful time as always - looking forward to the next one! Well done everybody and thank you for a lovely evening” (Cherie & John)

  • “The show was great thanks, I loved the show. Thank you and a happy new year”

  • “The panto was amazing as always - loved it!”

  • “My first time performing loved it!”

  • “Amazing show! Well done everyone”

  • “My favourite time of the year “Stage One Panto, it was brilliant” (Lisa. K)

  • “Fantastic show everybody was great and worked really hard. Well done Lots of love Carly Merry Christmas”

  • “Fun evening for all ages thoroughly enjoyed the whole show.”


  • “I enjoyed Madam Mayo when she cried especially when she lost Buttercup to the Giant.”


  • “Absolutely brilliant!”


  • “Lots of fun - everyone worked so hard! Well done!”


  • “It was very good.”

  • “It was enjoyable.”

  • “Sooo good, Fairy Sparkle was the funniest. Smashed it”


  • “Best show to be in!” (Daisy)


  • “Best show, it was amazing to be in” (Louise P)


  • “Love this show its the best” (Hope)

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