Beans means fun for all the family at York Grand Opera House's successful panto ... oh yes it does!
Jack and the Beanstalk sees Emmerdale soap star Stuart Wade don for the first time Dame Tilly Trott’s garb to great effect, giving the role some real Biff, ably accompanied by Schooch duo Russ Spencer and Caroline Barnes aka eponymous Jack and Jill.
Shining star of the spectacular, New Pantomime Productions' 17th triumphant return to the Cumberland Street venue, is Fairy Peapod Jade Ellis, fresh-ish from X Factor adulation.
TOWIE's Lewis Bloor, with an intentional accident of a fake Tyke accent, was an amusing King Willy while locally sourced dancers also stole the show.
Comfortably familiar tried, tested, trusted pantomime plot sees poor villager Jack live with Ma.
Their cupboard is bare bar mouldy cheese, rotten apple and smelly socks.
Then their old cow goes to market. And the rest, as they day, is historical magic.
Complete with audience-pleasing participation, seasonal slapstick, crazy costumes, japes & jokes, ghosts a-go-go, live music and de rigueur chance to boo baddies, the performance boasts all time-honoured ingredients of a pant-astic production.
So Fee Fi Fo Fum, look out folks for lots of fun.
Tickets for the show, which runs until Jan 3 with December 22 captioned performance, December 28 relaxed show and January 2 audio described production, cost £19.90 to £29.40 - contact 0844 8713024.