Scarborough YMCA pantomime full of fun and sparkle - it runs until January 4

You can’t stop the enthusiasm and effervescence which hits the YMCA Theatre stage each season as the curtain rises on the resident company’s pantomime.

By Sue Wilkinson
Friday, 27th December 2019, 10:49 am
The YMCA pantomime runs at the St Thomas Street theatre until January 4
The YMCA pantomime runs at the St Thomas Street theatre until January 4

This year YM Productions presents Jack and the Beanstalk which, as always, is full of fun and sparkle.

Based on the fairytale, it is the story of Jack who sells the family cow for a handful of magic beans that grow into a beanstalk which leads to a giant’s castle – and wealth beyond imagination.

Nathan Mundey confidently leads the cast as Jack, encouraging the audience to shout, clap and generally join in.

Stepping brilliantly into the role of dame this year is Adam Johnson – in the mould of a Les Dawson with plenty of innuendo and cheeky chat.

The boos were lapped up by Sam Langley who plays the baddie and Megan Blake makes a lovely, chirpy Jill.

Raphaella Lund and Chris Dunn are a great comedy double act as Goldie the Goose and Harry the Harp, respectively.

There is plenty of song and dance with crowd pleasers including Build Me Up Buttercup, Holding Out for Hero, We’re in the Money and You Can’t Stop the Beat.

They make for an upbeat, cheering and cheerful production which is family entertainment all the way.

The YMCA always goes to town with its effects and lighting and the team has created a truly sparkling, festive atmosphere.

Principal cast

Jack – Nathan Mundey

Jill – Megan Blake

Dame Trott – Adam Johnson

Mayor – Sam Langley

Fairy Godmother–Chloe Wright /Abbie Davies (split)

Goldie The Goose – Raphaella Lund

Harry The Harp – Chris Dunn

Principal Dancers

Amy Morley

Lucy Marshall

George Schmuck

Lilia Schmuck

Kirsty Sanderson

Chloe Wright / Abbie Davies (when not Fairy Godmother)

Dance Ensemble

Finn Locker

Grace Blake

Jack Wheeler

Savannah Cross

Amy Shepherdson


Phoebe Davies

Lily Hayes

Robin Pattison

Hannah Smith

Thomas Atkinson

Caitlin Palethorpe

Jessica Little

Production and crew

Director/producer James Aconley

Choreographer: Jenny Hollingworth

Writer: Claire Edwards

Production and stage manager: Steve Brewster

Costumes: Wendy Chapman, Rose Hadley, Sandie Gosling, Karola Powell, Liz Scarborough, Kay O’Brien

Production assistant: Julie Cannon

Lighting design and control: Jake Newlove, Katie Doubtfire, Ben Coyle

Sound design and control: Brad Dresser, Jamie Myers

Stage crew, set design, set build and properties: Owen Price, Chris Bullivant, Ben Lund, Declan Carr, Anne Mortlock, Ollie Winter, Valentino Ferrari, Taylor Dawson, Hayley Green, Connor Streets, Kay McKinney, Evie McGlinchey

Dame make-up: Scarborough TEC students

Voice of Giant: Paddy Billington

Castle on the Hill Lyrics: Raphaella Lund, Amy Shepherdson, Robin Pattison, Jess Little, Hannah Smith

Photography: Stuart Ware

Jack and the Beanstalk runs at the YMCA Theatre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, until Saturday January 4, daily at 2pm plus Saturday January 4 at 7.30pm.