THE SUN loungers may only just be back in the shed but the countdown is already underway for this year’s Christmas Panto at The Swan Theatre.
There will be plenty of sparkle and magic as the classic tale of Beauty and The Beast comes to the big stage from Monday, December 1 to Sunday, January 4.
Starring everyone’s favourite dame, Ben Humphrey, as Dame Do Do and the delightful Natalie Cawley as Belle, the Swan welcomes newcomer Jonny Muir to take the role of the Prince.
Jonny trained at the Royal Academy of Music Musical Theatre School and has had a wealth of experience in theatre and dance.
The tale of Beauty and the Beast follows the adventures of the delightful Belle and her hapless father, whose lives become intertwined with that of the Beast, formerly a sneary Prince who has had a spell cast over him by the wicked Fairy Delores, played by Liz Grand.
She will only release him from the spell if he can make someone fall in love with him before the last petal falls from a symbolic red rose. Count down with Belle and her friends as the petals fall one by one – will the Beast find love before the spell becomes irreversible? Or is Prince gone forever and the beast doomed to loneliness and misery for the rest of his days?
Expect top quality singing, dancing and comedy alongside the usual panto banter and audience participation in what promises to be the perfect start to family Christmas.
Ticket prices range from £10.75 to £15.75. To book call the box office on 01905 611427.