Pantomime stars open Santa’s grotto in Lichfield city centre

Oh yes they have – the stars of the Lichfield Garrick’s panto took a break from the stage to open Santa’s grotto.

Jack and Simon Trott from Jack and the Beanstalk met the first visitors to the festive attraction in the Three Spires Shopping Centre over the weekend.

Two of the stars of Jack and the Beanstalk at Santa's Grotto

Two of the stars of Jack and the Beanstalk at Santa’s Grotto

A spokesperson said: “Shoppers also noticed giant footsteps that have appeared as if by magic throughout the centre.

“The Jack and the Beanstalk branded footsteps all lead to the Lichfield Garrick, making sure panto goers find the theatre in a fun way.”

The panto has already sold out half of its performances and received rave reviews – including one from LichfieldLive.

The show runs until January 3. Prices start from £12.50 for children and £21.50 for adults, and can be booked online at or by calling the box office on 01543 412121.

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