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A beautiful tale makes for a beast of a panto!

A beautiful tale makes for a beast of a panto!

From the producers of 2016’s sensational production of Jack and the Beanstalk and 2015’s magical fairytale Cinderella comes Beauty and the Beast, an enchanting pantomime bursting with brilliant costumes, bewitching music, side-splitting slapstick and bags of audience participation. We’ve gaped at the gargantuan Giant, now marvel at the unbelievable Beast!

Our story begins as a handsome prince is cursed to spend his life transformed into a hideous beast. Join us to discover if Beauty and her friends, the ‘glamorous’ Dame Dorothy Do-It B.U.M (Buster of Unsightly Mess) and her wilfully witless son, Willy Do-It, can outwit the arrogant bully Eugene and his odious sidekick, Pimple, and lift the curse. Be whisked away on Dorothy’s turbocharged hoover and engage in a race against time filled with fun, adventure and laughter!

Soap star Jonathan Wrather will be baiting the
boos as baddie Eugene. The actor, best known for recently taking on the villainous role of Pierce Harris in Emmerdale says “doing panto is always enormous fun. Playing the baddie in one is great fun too as you get such strong reactions from the audience. Beauty and the Beast is a terrific story and I can’t wait for rehearsals to start.”

The Palace is also delighted to welcome back Tim Freeman whose performance as Dame Trot in last year’s Jack and the Beanstalk had the audience in stitches. He’s looking forward to returning and says “the Palace is such a lovely theatre with a great crew! Best of all though are the Newark audiences who are always up for a laugh!”

With spectacular scenery, incredible special effects and loads of festive fun, Beauty and the Beast is a delight for all to enjoy. Don’t miss out on the chance to make your family’s Christmas with a trip to the Palace Theatre Newark!

Beauty and the Beast runs from Friday 8 December 2017 until Wednesday 3 January 2018.

To book tickets call The Palace Box Office: 01636 655755 or visit www.palacenewark.com

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