The Watford Palace Theatre panto has been bringing Christmas cheer to audiences since 1908, this year reuniting the team behind last year’s smash hit Dick Whittington and His Cat.
Royal Court and Shakespeare’s Globe actor Terence Frisch returns to his role as Watford’s dame for the TENTH time, as Dame Sarah Sew-n-Sew in Beauty and the Beast, written by Best Pantomime Offie Award-winner Andrew Pollard (Dick Whittington and His Cat, Watford Palace Theatre 2021; Sleeping Beauty Greenwich Theatre 2019), collaborating again with director James Williams. With fabulous costumes, stunning sets and live music – as well as a variety of performances that are relaxed, captioned and audio described – this really is fun for all the family.
Bienvenue à Paris, where beauty, art, and love reign supreme! A theatre full of colourful characters are vying to be the next big act, when up-and-coming singer Beau falls foul to a dastardly magician’s plot and is transformed into a hideous Beast. Only true love can save him, but will his charm offensive work its magic on the kind and beautiful Belle before time, and her patience, runs out? Or will love prevail before the last rose petal falls and seals their fate forever?
The cast includes; Terence Frisch as Dame Sarah Sew-n-Sew, Amiyah Goodall as Belle, Ben Boskovic as Beau / Beast, Jonathan D Ellis as Déjà vu, Leanne Pinder as Pirouette Poodelle, Bernadine Pritchett as Madame Bouquet and Robin Johnson as Monsieur CanCan
Beauty and the Beast is at Watford Palace Theatre 3 – 31 December 2022