The Lakes Players return this year with another fun filled production of Jack and the Beanstalk to entertain audiences.

Director and resident dame Stewart Hart said the team is ‘glad to be back together’ after being unable to perform for a year and said it was ‘such a relief’ to be treading the boards again.

There are plenty of new faces in this year’s performances including Ed Brownall, who will play Jack and Brooke Wickens who will play Jill, following in her mum Alex Wicken’s footsteps, who will play villain Poison Ivy, alongside Nicky Woods who plays Wisteria.

Gareth Lambert is also back after taking time out to work backstage and front of house.

Mr Lambert will act alongside, Stewart Hart, who also directs and puts the show together with the assistance of his production team Catherine Robinson, Mike Robinson and Paul Gavin of Purple Sheep London.

Queen Crumpet will be played by Helen Ansell and Fairy Flutterby played by Racheal Baines.

On chorus is Kate Osmaston and five new ensemble members Elliot Mather, Lou Hinson, Orran Brownall, Clare Mckeever and Judith Rogers.

And the group’s young dancers will return from the Maria Francis School of Dance in Ambleside.

Mr Hart has promised Jack and the Beanstalk will be a ‘colourful glitter clad production’ with a few great appearances along the way, including Dottie the cow, a magical beanstalk and a brand-new talking giant called Blunderbore.

Performances start on Wednesday, January 26 – Sunday, January 30 2022, evening performances start at 7pm.

Matinees are on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30.

Tickets are available online at or in person at Aqua the Salon, Bowness or Barbara Blackwell Alterations, Ambleside.