Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre set to stage Jack and The Beanstalk as its 2012 pantomime

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Christmas may seem like a long way off in April, but the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton has announced it’s 2012 pantomime will be Jack and The Beanstalk.

Running throughout the festive season from December 22 to January 19, 2013, the show will feature West End star Lee Mead, who won BBC1’s Any Dream Will Do.

The star is making his pantomime debut in the starring role of Jack.

He will be joined by TV actor Nigel Havers as Fleshcreep, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin as Simple Simon, and comedian Julian Clary will play the Spirit of the Beans.

Tickets for Jack and the Beanstalk go on sale on Friday April 20 from the Mayflower Theatre on (023) 8071 1811 or go to You can buy the tickets in person at the Mayflower ticket south shop in The Mall, Southampton.