Great British Pantomime Award Nominations 2022!

The Courtyard team are delighted to have received two nominations for our pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk in the UK Pantomime Association’s Great British Pantomime Awards.

 Jack and the Beanstalk has been nominated for the following awards…

📜Best Script (Lyndsay Maples)

🎭Best Pantomime.

Writer Lyndsay Maples, who also received a Pantomime Award nomination for Best Script for Cinderella in 2020, said:

“Jack and the Beanstalk was a very special show because, of course, there was no panto in 2020/21. We didn’t know if our audiences would be brave enough to return. But the people of Herefordshire did us proud, coming back in their noisy droves to show their support.”

Jack and the Beanstalk: one cast member singing and pointing upwards with other cast members gathered around him looking at him in awe

We pride ourselves on producing, writing and directing our professional annual pantomimes in-house. Many members of the cast return to The Courtyard year after year. The seasoned writer and director have been working together on these productions for over 10 years.

“We are absolutely delighted with this news. Every year an extraordinary amount of hard work goes into The Courtyard panto. Every year the whole team displays remarkable ability, creativity and strength. Never was this more the case than with Jack and the Beanstalk. Countless obstacles arose throughout the production period, and if it hadn’t been for this wonderful company pulling together it simply wouldn’t have happened at all! We are very lucky to have been working with a squad of superheroes who made it work against all odds and did so with such good grace. They brought enormous levels of joy to all of us this Christmas and I hope this news goes a good way towards recognising their achievements.” – Jack and the Beanstalk Director, Estelle van Warmelo

The Courtyard's giant family pantomime receives five-star reviews : the cast onstage smiling with one arm in the air

The Great British Pantomime Awards are the industry recognised awards for celebrating the best of this British theatrical institution.

Judges are selected from a range of backgrounds for their knowledge and passion for pantomime. The judges watch and mark the show based on a wide-ranging criteria covering all elements of the pantomime.

The winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony at the Trafalgar Theatre in London’s West End on Tuesday 19 April – watch this space!

Jack and the Beanstalk: the Dame in a cow costume smiling next to the character of Caroline the cow

The Courtyard’s pantomime for 2022/23 will be the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast.

After Beauty finds herself imprisoned by a mysterious beast in an enchanted castle, there is little hope that our heroine will ever be reunited with her devoted father. Unbeknown to her, the beast is secretly a handsome prince under an evil curse. Only by changing his selfish ways and finding true love can he ever hope to break the spell.

Packed with colourful characters, impressive costumes, musical numbers and plenty of panto humour. Beauty and the Beast is the traditional family pantomime that will leave audiences spellbound.

Tickets for Beauty and the Beast are on sale now.

Book tickets for Beauty & The Beast here

Beauty & The Beast 25 November 22 - 7 January 23