Fee Fi Fo Fum! Patrick Lynch talks about his GIANT show

August 6, 2018

Describe the show in 3 words.

Funny. Exciting. Magical

What can people expect from Jack and the Beanstalk?

People can expect to hear this familiar story told in a different way, in which we follow the clues to discover what really happened. I play a type of investigator who goes up to the attic and finds all the bits left over from an old story. With the help of the audience I put them back together – so it should feel like a group effort. I’m not just there telling you the story, we are discovering it together.

Do you play all of the characters?

Yes I play all of the characters.

Can you tell us how you bring them to life on stage?

This show is a bit like storytelling but with great props and real magic. So I become the different characters in the same way that your Mum or Dad does when they tell you a story – by changing their voice or their expression. I don’t have big costume changes but if I do it right I should be helping you to see the character in your head, rather than on stage.

What’s the best bit about working in children’s theatre?

The best bit about working in children’s theatre is the freedom it gives you – you can really use your imagination. I also like the way that you really have to do a good show if you want people to pay attention. Children are not good about pretending to be interested in something. If they don’t like it they will find something else and you soon won’t have any audience left! So I always make sure I do my best.

Jack and the Beanstalk runs 8 – 19 August