Local families help theatre’s beanstalk to grow

Local families help theatre’s beanstalk to grow

A colourful mural depicting a giant beanstalk is currently winding its way up the facade of the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells, thanks to the creative input of local families.

To celebrate this year’s spectacular pantomime, the theatre invited children and their parents to help paint the 9m high mural, which will remain in place throughout the show’s run. Each family painted a section of the artwork, led by Kester Hulland-Rumley, who was behind other panto creations in previous years – these have included Cinderella’s slipper, a spinning wheel and the infamous crocodile.

“All our workshops are part of an ongoing commitment to encourage young audiences to engage with the arts,” says Theatre Director, Brian McAteer. “We work closely with talented arts practitioners and have a creative in-house team and we look forward to planning many more successful projects.”

Jack and the Beanstalk runs at the Assembly Hall Theatre from Friday December 13 to Sunday January 5. To book tickets call the box office on 01892 530 613 or visit www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk