The Pilton tradition of pantomime returns this February half term with another giant of a production.

Some of the younger members of the Pilton panto cast of Jack and the Beanstalk. Picture: Julie WicksSome of the younger members of the Pilton panto cast of Jack and the Beanstalk. Picture: Julie Wicks

Jack & the Beanstalk runs at Pilton Village Hall from Thursday, February 21 until Saturday, February 23 at 7.30pm (including a 2.30 Saturday matinee), with a specially invited audience seeing the show on the Wednesday night.

After the recent successful productions of Aladdin, Dick Whittington and ‘Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, Pilton Theatre Productions has turned green-fingered for Jack.

Rehearsals started back in October for the cast with ages ranging from eight to over 65.

Plus, gradually coming together in the run up to the opening night are a front and backstage crew preparing costumes, scenery, programmes, lighting, sound, props and music.

Pilton Pantomime goes from strength-to-strength and is in its 25th year in its current form.

However, recorded pantomime in Pilton dates back almost 70 years, to when the children of Pilton School put on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in Pilton Hall in 1949.

But it has, without doubt, been going on for much longer than that.

Profits from the production will go towards improving Pilton Hall.

Tickets are available from The Reform Inn at Pilton.