Jason Manford & Ben Nickless to reunite for ‘JACK AND THE BEANSTALK’ at Manchester Opera House

Manchester Opera House has announced that Comedy superstar Jason Manford will return to lead the cast of this year’s spectacular pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, which will now run from Saturday 2 December 2023. He is joined by returning Manchester panto favourite Ben Nickless as Silly Simon, seeing the dynamic duo come together for a second year after popular demand.

Michael Harrison, Chief Executive of the UK’s biggest pantomime producer Crossroads Pantomimes said:

“Jason was such a hit last year in Manchester that it was a no brainer to ask him back for another season, he is a comedic legend and together with Opera House favorite Ben Nickless the show has all the ingredients to delight comedy lovers looking for a great time this Christmas. I’m thrilled to have them both back for the gigantic adventure of Jack and the Beanstalk this Christmas at The Opera House.”

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK replaces the originally announced production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and will now run from Saturday 2nd December through to New Year’s Eve, with the addition of 8 more shows due to popular demand.

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