Was it a dream or did I hear a talking bean? Jack lives on a small farm with his mum and very little to eat. He likes to talk to the birds, his cow and anyone who will listen. Imagine his surprise when he swaps his cow for some magic beans and starts to hear a whispering in the breeze and a giant rumble in the sky. Charming and inventive with plenty of interaction, an enormous beanstalk, bags of gold and a smelly old giant, Jack and the Beans Talk is a cautionary tale about what might happen if you throw things out of the window!

See Jack and the Beans Talk at Fownhope New Memorial Hall ( 01432 860221) on Friday, February 16 at 3.30pm and at Kingsland Coronation Hall ( 07905 589830) on Sunday, February 18 at 2pm.

For Shropshire dates, visit artsalive.co.uk