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Jack! Playing is believing...

Meet Jack, the poor and disheartened character of our Christmas show, who - along with Jack’s exasperated mother and bothersome sibling - lives in a tiny house, in a run-down seaside town. Bullied and outcast Jack takes refuge in arcade games, playing them every day on the paint-stripped pier.

One day, instead of just playing the video game, Jack becomes a part of it, suddenly lost within a magical world where some ‘giant’ challenges must be faced. With the help of some unusual characters, met along the way, Jack must overcome these trials to complete the levels of ‘The Beanstalk’.

With a cast of over 200 people on stage for each performance filled with original music, stunning sets, and incredible design, we guarantee an unforgettable festive theatre experience for young and old alike!

Venue:  Rayne Theatre, Chickenshed

Tickets:  Tickets from £10


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Reviews & Audience Feedback for EverAfter 2021

'This is a show that my little boy and I enjoyed. Definitely worth watching." 4**** London Theatre 1

'Professionalism at its best.' 4**** Sardines Magazine

'A warm, engaging Christmas feast.' British Theatre Guide

'This beautiful show is the true spirit of Christmas.' Enfield Dispatch

'West End standard but right on my doorstep.'

'This is the first time that I have attended a Chickenshed event and it was a fantastic experience.'

'Incredible! A stunning intimate theatre experience which exceeded expectation! The children and I were completely immersed in the story, the characters and the performance by each and every cast member. Magical theatre!!!'


Ticket Information

Previews (23 - 26 Nov matinee):  Stalls £13 (£10 concs) | Gallery £12 (£10 concs)
Standard (26 Nov evening - 15 Dec, 2 - 5 Jan):  Stalls £20 (£16 concs) | Gallery £16
Peak (17 – 30 Dec, 6 - 7 Jan):  Stalls £22.50 (£18.50 concs) | Gallery £18.50


Accessible Performances

Captioned Performances:  Thu 8 Dec 12pm, Fri 9 Dec 7pm, Sat 10 Dec 7pm, Sun 11 Dec 1.30pm 
Audio Described Performances:  Sat 17 Dec 3pm, Sun 18 Dec 5.30pm

Sign Language is integrated into all performances.

Access tickets: Signing, Captioned, Audio Described tickets, and tickets for wheelchair users, will be charged at a reduced rate (usually equivalent to the gallery rate for that performance). Please contact the Box Office for more details.


Schools Performances

We have 12 designated schools performances this year, at 12pm on the following dates:

Mon 28 Nov 12pm | Tue 29 Nov 12pm | Wed 30 Nov 1pm | Thu 1 Dec 12pm | Fri 2 Dec 12pm | Mon 5 Dec 12pm | Tue 6 Dec 12pm | Wed 7 Dec 12pm | Thu Dec 1pm | Fri 9 Dec 12pm | Wed 14 Dec 12pm | Thu 15 Dec 12pm

All seats £12.00*

* If booked before the end of the summer term, we will offer a complimentary teacher’s ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.

Schools performances can only be booked by schools and have to be booked through our Box Office on 020 8292 9222 or [email protected]. Please also complete the Schools Booking Form.


Running time: 1hr 45mins including interval
Ages: 5+

Fantastic for Families


Rota Groups

Our incredible cast of 800 performers is split over 4 different rota groups - Yellow, Blue, Red and Green. If you are looking to see a particular performer, please click here to choose the correct show date and time!


Access Performances

All performances have British Sign Language Integration. For further information on the best seating for viewing the integrated Sign Language please contact us at [email protected].
Captioned (c) Thu 8 Dec at 12pm, Fri 9 Dec at 7pm, Sat 10 Dec at 7pm, Sun 11 Dec at 1.30pm
Audio Described (AD) Sat 17 Dec at 3pm, Sun 18 Dec at 5.30pm

Further Access Information can be found at https://www.chickenshed.org.uk/access.

Touch tours can be offered before all Audio Described performances.

Pre-show Audio Notes will be available nearer the date of the first performance

Access resources: We can also provide large print synopsis, braille synopsis and standard size print synopsis. If you are interested in any of these resources please email [email protected].

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