Theatro Ena in Nicosia will see the premier of the puppet theatre show Jack and the Beanstalk today at 3pm.
The show, which will run every Saturday at 3pm and every Sunday at 11am until January 28, will present the English fairy tale we all know and love, but with a twist. Jack is a poor boy living with his widowed mother and a dairy cow on a farm cottage. The cow’s milk was their only source of income, so when the cow stops producing milk, Jack’s mother tells him to take her to the market to be sold. Jack doesn’t really like the idea but has to do as he is told. On the way, Jack meets a bean dealer who offers magic beans in exchange for the cow. Jack makes the trade and goes home with the beans. When he gets there, without any money, his mother becomes angry and throws the beans on the ground, and sends Jack to bed without dinner.
During the night, the magic beans grow into a gigantic beanstalk outside Jack’s window. The next morning, Jack climbs the beanstalk to a land high in the sky. He finds an enormous castle and sneaks in. Soon after, the castle’s owner, a giant, returns home. But whether in time-honoured fashion the giant will smell the blood of an English man and try to gobble Jack up, remains to be seen.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Puppet theatre performance of the English fairy tale. December 16 until January 28. Theatro Ena, Nicosia. Saturdays at 3pm and Sunday at 11am. €7. In Greek. Tel: 22-348203