Everyone knows Jack’s story … but what about the giant’s? Do we really know what happened that day the ‘Groundler’ Jack turned up unannounced in the giant’s kitchen? Always the one to get a bad rap … well, Brian (the giant) has had enough and has a very different story to tell!’

Beanstalk is the hilarious retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk from the giant’s point of view. Our version of this much-loved tale takes you into the world of Brian’s kitchen where he cooks up carrots, clouds and stories of his fun and not so fun adventures of life as a giant. For those of you who know the character Jack (the Groundler), you’ll learn to see him in a new and not so flattering light. And for those who are new to this fairy tale, you might not be so quick to judge what it means to be a person of a different size. Beanstalk will have audiences seeing the world from another person’s perspective and considering how first impressions are not always as they seem! Beanstalk will tantalize your curiosity as you consider the science of cloud creation and the magic of beans, tomatoes and a whole host of fruits and vegetables!

The show is a solo performance, where the lead character is a loaf of bread and the supporting cast is played by a host of fruit and vegetables. The story unfolds using a cleverly devised and constructed set, full of surprises including a magical cloud producing fairy floss machine!

Touring Dates

Touring Nationally 2025

Performance history

2020 – 2 weeks – Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Fremantle WA
2021 – 3 weeks – Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Fremantle WA
2021 – 10 weeks – WA Regional Schools Tour


Best Mainstage Production – Performing Arts Western Australia Awards 2021

Community engagement

Q and A session every show
Foyer engagement activities
Creative Learning Packs for both lower and upper Primary Teachers, with curriculum links, available prior to the tour visit.
Local artist development (ask for more details)

Tour Sponsors

Acknowledgement of Country

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners and custodians of the unceded land on which we work. As we tour our work across these vast lands, we pay our respect to all First Nations elders, past and present. We celebrate their continuing connection and contribution to culture, country and community, and thank all First Nations peoples for their wisdom in caring for the land, the sky, the rivers and the sea.