Family favourite Beauty And The Beast will entertain audiences at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool this Christmastime – and the full cast has now been announced.
The pantomime officially reopens the city centre venue in December following last week’s announcement that the Hanover Street theatre is now under new management.
Television actor and West End performer Ben Richards will lead the cast as Gaston. He is best known for his roles in Hollyoaks, Footballers Wives, Holby City and The Bill.
He will be joined on stage by Lauren McCrory as Belle; Kelly Sweeney as Fairy Rose; Lewis Devine as French Frank; Jamie Greer as Potty Polly; James Lacey as Madame Botox; and Benjamin Keith as the Beast.
Beauty And The Beast runs at The Epstein Theatre between Thursday 16 December 2021 and Sunday 9 January 2022. Tickets are priced from £15 and are on sale now.
Beauty And The Beast is sure to wow this Christmastime with a tale of love and kindness. Audiences will go on an exciting adventure during the family friendly pantomime. This is the timeless story of Belle, a beautiful young woman who falls in love with the most unexpected of princes, who has been cursed to look like a hideous beast. Will the Beast learn to love and be loved? Will the spell be broken in time for all to live happily ever after?
The Epstein Theatre has a new management team at the helm – Epstein Entertainments Ltd is a joint venture between Liverpool producers Bill Elms, Artistic and Communications Director; Chantelle Nolan, Artistic and Operations Director; andRegal Entertainments Ltd Company Director Jane Joseph.
The theatre will retain the same name and continue to run as a variety venue with a mixed programme of entertainment. The pantomime will be the first live performances in the venue since it closed its doors in March 2020 as part of the Government national Covid-19 lockdown.
Beauty And The Beast will be directed by Jane Joseph and produced by Regal Entertainments Ltd.