Rushden Amateur Theatrical Society

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The R.A.T.S. has been providing live theatre to the town of Rushden in Northamptonshire for more than 50 years. We perform regularly at the Pemberton Centre in the town, with a pantomime every January, and most summers we perform a play, which is usually a comedy. New members from the age of 5 upwards are always welcome.

Jack and the Beanstalk

6th - 13th January 2018 at the Heritage Chapel and Hall. Park Road. Rushden.


Fairy BeanSummer Mayston-White
Vigina CreeperHeather Yates
Simone ChurnEmma Stigter
Ma ChurnAndy Yates
Jack ChurnBecky Williams
Gilbert GoferGordon Oliver
Sir Ivor CreeperGeorge Fortescue
AngelinaNiamh Curson
ButtercupNicki Pott and Sue Smith
Rosie RamsbottomGillian Tidbury
Giant Hugh MungusStewart Ivatt


Abi Holmes, Beth Lawman, Ellie Lawman, Hannah Porter, Amy Richardson, Karen Stigter, Millie Wrighton, Skye Plumb, Justine Cuthbert


Lucy Osborne, Tara Curson, Abbie Edwards, Jorja Osbourne, Sophia Osborne

The villagers in Much Grumblin’ are not happy. With a big hairy giant taxing them into poverty and an evil witch collecting it, they’re all at their wits end.*

Poor old Dame Churn is particularly hard hit. After the death of her husband, the Squire, she is now forced to eek out a living running the dairy. Only having Buttercup the cow makes this a little difficult though, and having a useless layabout son called Jack and a failed inventor daughter called Simone, makes things harder still!

Things come to a head when they are forced to sell Buttercup to prevent being evicted. Jack gets tricked into accepting beans for her and, well you know what happens next! With a show jam packed with songs, jokes and general lunacy, we’re sure you’ll want to see it again and again.

*any resemblance to events or persons living or dead is purely coincidental.

Director Ash Pott. Musical Director Albert Luck. Choreographer Angel Doyle

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