The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack

Professional Theatre Company “Don’t Go into the Cellar!” is bringing a series of free interactive family theatre shows to heritage venues around the West Midlands and Black Country throughout November and December with the Steampunk adventure, “The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack”.

Don't go into the cellarThe original piece is based on the urban myths surrounding the Victorian bogeyman – superhero figure who gripped the imaginations of Britons across the United Kingdom during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Jack was even sighted in parts of Birmingham and the Black Country during the 1880s!

The theatre company has already established itself as the UKs only professional troupe that specialises in original Victorian ghost and horror tales, Music Hall revivals and Steampunk shows.

Artistic Director Jonathan Goodwin is delighted that Cellar Theatre is giving families across the region an opportunity to see exciting and fun filled theatre for free in these cash-strapped times.

Jonathan says, “We are very proud to present this family theatre show and re-introduce children to the Victorian Era’s very own superhero! Audiences can expect villainous scoundrels, feisty heroines and death-defying acts of bravery this season!”

“The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack” will be performed at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley on December 10th, Bantock House in Wolverhampton on December 11th and Birmingham’s Library Theatre on December 19th.

Further details can be found on the Company’s website,

This project has been funded by Awards for All/The National Lottery.