In this story Jackie is unhappy because her parents are arguing, so she goes to Giantland to visit her friend Good and get some advice. When she is there she discovers that Mr and Mrs Horrible want to catch her. Again she needs help from the children in the audience to say the right things in English and to ensure that everything turns out well.
Jackie and the Horrible Family is an interactive action-based fairy tale which helps young learners of English learn and practice basic grammar and vocabulary. The main character is a young girl called Jackie (sister to Jack in jack and the Beanstalk). At the beginning of this story, Jackie is uhappy because her parents are arguing. So she goes on a journey to Giantland to get advice from her friends Mr and Mrs Good. In Giantland however she also meets Mr and Mrs Horrible who catch her and try to make her into Child Soup. She can only escape with the help of the children in the audience. Like Jackie and the Giant, Jackie and the Horrible Family has been played successfully in many different countries across Europe. This show has also been produced by other theatre companies in France and Austria. Jackie and the Horrible Family is the second part part of a trilogy of plays, the others are Jackie and the Giant and Jackie and the Sunflower Princess. Together, these three plays cover the main grammar points and most of the vocabulary that elementary learners could expect to meet in their first years of study.