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Tutti Frutti’s 2006 production of Jack.


Mike Kenny, playwright


43 pgs. 2 female, 2 male
Originally produced by Tutti Frutti, UK, in 2006
Run Time: 45 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages

This version of Jack and the Beanstalk is a wonderfully creative work that follows the classic storyline, but adds a bit of a contemporary twist. Our story begins with Jack in a dinner pot awaiting his fate as dinner for the Giant, when Jack recounts how he found himself on the Giant’s dinner menu and begins to talk his way out of the soup pot.

As the story continues there is a relationship that is developed between Jack and Gertrude, the Giant’s wife. She confides her feelings of being overlooked and taken for granted by the Giant, while he describes the disappointment he has caused his mother. It is this relationship that helps both Jack and Gertrude find their way to happier lives.

This tale will take audience members on a magical journey up a beanstalk, into an unknown world above the clouds, and back again. This fun, humorous work will engross audiences by making them laugh, leaving them begging for more.

“Children enjoyed the broad strokes of the piece and found some food for reflection in the more nuanced sections.” -Irish Theatre Magazine

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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