Director: Helen Crosse
Musical Director: Lawrence Michalowski
Choreography: Fay Liberty
Cast: Michael Totton - Dame Dolly, Mitchell Lathbury - Prince/Beast, Matthew Curnier - Pano Chocolate, Laura Potter - Beauty, Sydney Stevenson - Fairy Petit Pois, Mike Scurfield - Professor Cassoulet, Will Guppy - Baguette
Our Beauty and the Beast Story
A selfish Prince is taught a rather beastly lesson by a magical Fairy. He is forced to live in a cursed castle until he can learn to love and be loved in return.
Briar Rose (known as Beauty) lives in Welwyn Jardin De La Ville, with her slightly off the wall father, her brother Pano and her nursemaid Dame Dolly, who is on the hunt for a suitable suitor (look out gentlemen). Everyone is planning a special birthday celebration for Beauty and she is very excited.
When the dashingly handsome, but extremely vain Baguette seeks her hand in marriage, Beauty is adamant she is not ready and when she is, it will only be for love.
A trip to the next village with her father, Professor Cassoulet sees them accidently crossing into the Beast’s kingdom, leading to the capture of the Professor. Although she initially escapes, Beauty returns with back up and takes the Professor’s place in the Castle, knowing she can never leave.
Is the Castle enchanted? Can Dame Dolly succeed in finding her man? Will the Beast learn to love? Will Beauty see the goodness inside him before the last rose petal falls? Or will Baguette get his wish and ruin any chance for happiness?
Running time: Approx. 2hrs 30 min including the interval, the interval will be 15 minutes long for all performances.
Interval drinks: To avoid queuing at the very busy interval why not pre-order your drinks from the bar before the performance starts?
Birthday and other shout outs: Please let one of the theatre ushers know BEFORE the performance starts - we cannot guarantee we can mention everybody but we will do our best to though.
Car parking: At panto time the car park can get very busy we suggest you arrive in plenty of time.
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