FAST-MOVING AND HILARIOUS, THIS RECENT PANTOMIME VERSION SETS NEW STANDARDS FOR THE FAMOUS TITLE

This inspirational new script brings Beauty & the Beast well and truly into the realm of traditional panto, whilst offering more comedy and originality than any other version. 

Many new twists are turned along the way, ensuring a side-splitting and action-packed adventure.  Some imaginative new characters provide added laughter in addition to an unusual visual comedy scene, guaranteed to bring the house down! 

Belle’s two outrageously common sisters provide rare comedy roles for women and all principals remain fully involved throughout the story. 

"...It's a brilliant pantomime adaptation of the traditional story, with the biggest ever helping of comedy.  When we first read it, most of us were simply crying with laughter!  We couldn't wait to get it into rehearsal.”  (Stone Little Theatre)

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13 principal characters
1 smaller role
Plenty of involvement for Chorus and Dancers

2 or 3 main full-stage sets
plus 3 half-stage scenes

FULL CAST & SCENERY DETAILS

AMATEUR STAGE MAGAZINE WROTE ...

“…The all-important factor for me in any panto is always the story, which in this case is straight forward, well written and clear.  The script has a good gag rate to keep the titters going and there is room for cameo appearances (the Sisters and Beauticians in particular) to shine through without detracting or overpowering the plot.  In all, there are 14 principal roles, enough to keep any group happy.

The pace rattles through quite briskly, but there’s still room for some traditional scenes, such as the ‘I’m not here’ routine and a trip to the Beauty Salon for the Dame and the comedy Sisters.  Plus, of course, an ‘it’s behind you’ scene.  It’s not always easy to establish who the baddie is in ‘Beauty’, but here the duties are spread between the Sisters, Gustave and Belladonna, the wicked enchantress.  Gustave and the Sisters are suitably punished by ending up with each other!

As well as the music, there are also detailed suggestions and notes to help with the staging.  There’s a props list, detailed notes on set design and suggestions on how to build the specialist props.  Whilst some of it may look a little daunting, it’s all there to help.  No-one is going to say there isn’t enough supportive info here, or that they were left not knowing what to do!

In short, this would be a lively and amusing panto for any group to stage.”