News: Alexandra Burke To Lead The Cast Of Jack And The Beanstalk

March 15, 2024
News: Alexandra Burke To Lead The Cast Of Jack And The Beanstalk

Vocal powerhouse Alexandra Burke will join the cast of Jack And The Beanstalk this Christmas at New Wimbledon Theatre as Mrs Blunderbore.

Alexandra Burke is one of the UK’s most distinguishable powerhouse voices, she rose to fame 15 years ago after winning the fifth series of The X Factor while duetting with Beyonce. Her number one chart-toppers include Bad Boys, Start Without You and Hallelujah. Her double platinum debut album Overcome has sold over 850,000 copies in the UK alone. Alexandra is also an established West End leading lady after starring in The Bodyguard, Sister Act, Chess, Chicago and Michael Harrison’s production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at The London Palladium. Alexandra made her pantomime debut in 2021 at Manchester Opera House playing the role of The Spirit of the Ring in Aladdin.

Chief Executive of Crossroads Pantomimes, Michael Harrison said:

“I’m absolutely delighted that Alexandra Burke will be starring in our New Wimbledon Theatre panto this Christmas. Alexandra is a brilliant leading lady with a sensational voice, and having worked with her in pantomime before I know just what a brilliant time our Wimbledon audiences will have at Jack and The Beanstalk this Christmas.’

Theatre Director of New Wimbledon Theatre, William Light added:

“We are thrilled to be announcing the incredibly talented Alexandra Burke for this year’s Pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk! Alexandra’s captivating voice and undeniable stage presence are a perfect fit. Panto is all about creating a magical experience for families, and with Alexandra on board, we know audiences are in for a treat. We can’t wait to see her win over the Wimbledon crowd this festive season!”

Further casting will be announced later in the year.

Follow Jack, and climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions to cloudland in the spectacular family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. Doomed to sell his trust cow, join Jack and his family as they fight to outwit the evil giant, win riches beyond their wildest dreams and the hand of the girl he loves. Expect laughs, music, special effects, magic beans and bundles of audience participation in this GIANT of a pantomime!

Jack and the Beanstalk runs at New Wimbledon Theatre from Saturday 7th December 2024 – Sunday 5th January 2025. Tickets prices start from £13 and are on sale now.

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