Jack et le haricot magique

Jack et le haricot magique

A musical puppet show based on the traditional English tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, with 17th century English songs collected and edited by John Playford and the visual world of Walter Crane (1845-1915), artist and founding member of the Arts & Crafts movement.

Ensemble La Rêveuse
Florence Bolton et Benjamin Perrot, musicians
Kristof Le Garff, puppeteer

Like the old-fashioned street artists who went from place to place to tell their stories, this musical performance uses different puppetry techniques (hand puppets, rod puppets and muppets), a theatre of objects, masks, images and a magic traveling theatre.

Through this tale, La Rêveuse ensemble and puppeteer Kristof Legarff chose to focus on various aspects of England. English, Irish and Scottish dance tunes from the 17th century will be played on baroque instruments (viola, cittern, lute …) using punctual electronic effects.

Jack lives in poverty with his mother on a small remote farm. One day, her mother asks him to go to town and sell their old milk cow. On the way, Jack exchanges his cow for “magic” beans, which grow all the way up to the sky in just one night. He climbs the bean stalk and discovers the house of an ogre. With the help of the wife, he manages to hide. But as soon as the ogre falls asleep, Jack escapes while stealing a sack of gold from him. He returns to the ogre’s house twice to steal his goose that lays golden eggs and his magic harp. He kills the giant who is chasing him by cutting down the bean stalk. He and his mother now rich thanks to the goose with the golden eggs and live happily ever after.


The group is assisted by the Ministry of Culture and Communication (DRAC Centre) and the Centre-Val de Loire Region through a number of grants for approved ensembles, as well as by the city of Orléans.


Useful information

3 May

2:30 p.m.


Full price : 10€
Reduced rate (from 4 years old) : 8€

Visit castle + show
Full price : 18€
Reduced rate : 16€