Doha Players have been bringing pantomime to Doha for forty years! This year’s show will be filled with laughter and lots of audience participation, especially written for the audiences of Qatar, making it regional as well as topical and guaranteed to have you laughing in the aisles.
Many people will be familiar with the story of Jack the hero of our story who is sent to market by his Mother to sell their favourite and only cow, Daisy as they don’t have enough money to pay their rent or taxes to the wicked and fearsome Giant Blunderbore.
Jack is tricked out of his money and returns home with a bag of beans. But, these beans are in fact magic beans and when his angry Mother throws them out of the window into the garden, a giant Beanstalk grows. Jack climbs the Beanstalk up into Cloudland, defeats the Giant and escapes with all the Giant’s riches.
The director, Samantha McGill is from London and has worked extensively in theatre in the UK. Her background is most definitely in Musical Theatre and she has appeared in a number of London’s West End Productions as well as National and European tours. Earlier this year, here in Doha she appeared in the hilarious sell out performances of the Doha Players’ production of ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged.’ Since moving to the Middle East seven years ago with her husband and two young sons, she has taught ‘Musical Theatre’ and ‘Performance’ to the children of the community, firstly in Dubai where she devised, directed and choreographed the first Musical Theatre programme for the renowned Kids Theatre Works and now here in Doha with her students of PERFORM DOHA in association with the Doha Players. Samantha’s experience with pantomime is a varied one from playing most of the leading female roles to being resident director for a leading UK pantomime producer. This year in Doha, she will bring the magic of the traditional pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ to the stage. A very strong and talented cast heads up this wonderful fairy tale of good versus evil.
Thursday 28 November 2013, 7 pm
Friday 29 November 2013, 2:30 pm
Friday 29 November 2013, 7 pm
Saturday 30 November 2013, 2:30 pm
The show is taking place at the Qatar National Theatre.
Note: The show is approximately two hours with a 15-minute intermission and therefore is not recommended for children under five unless they can sit for this length of time.
For more information, call 4447 4911.