Following the phenomenal sold-out success of their half-term children’s show, The Selfish Giant, tickets are selling fast for Pocklington Arts Centre’s (PAC) next giant serving of children’s theatre – The Giant Jam Sandwich!
This much-loved picture book, which has been delighting families for over 45 years, will be brought to life live on stage by New Perspectives Theatre thanks to larger than life characters, original live music, and some kazoo-playing wasps!
An all-time favourite picture book for generations of parents and children, The Giant Jam Sandwich is the madcap tale of what happens when, one hot summer’s day, four million wasps invade the eccentric village of Itching Down.
The picnickers panic. The farmers stops haymaking. The wasps are noisy, nasty and worst of all, they don’t mind who they sting. That is until the baker has an ingenious idea.
This colourful and interactive production has been adapted for the stage by New Perspectives artistic director Jack McNamara, from the original book by John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway.
It comes to PAC after a hugely successful, 2017 tour, Edinburgh Fringe run and sell-out performances in London. Having been translated and adapted for radio, television and large-scale orchestra, this is the first stage production.
Janet Farmer, PAC director, said: “The Giant Jam Sandwich has been a family favourite for so many for so long, that we couldn’t wait to bring this fun, clever stage adaptation to our family friendly venue. We are really proud to support children’s theatre, as we love to see young, curious imaginations being fired up by the wonder of live theatre, so this year we are offering more children’s theatre to our audiences than ever before. This is going to be a great show that is sure to entertain adults and children alike, and is set to continue our successful run of theatre for younger audiences.
The Giant Jam Sandwich is suitable for children aged 3+ and comes to PAC on Saturday 9 March, 2.30pm.