Search

Beauty and the Beast pantomime opens at Hornchurch’s Queen’s Theatre

PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:09 01 December 2017

Beauty and the Beast is coming to the Queen's Theatre on November 30. Photo: Mark Sepple

Beauty and the Beast is coming to the Queen's Theatre on November 30. Photo: Mark Sepple

Archant

A pantomime production of Beauty and the Beast opened at Queen’s Theatre this week.

Beauty and the Beast is coming to the Queen's Theatre on November 30. Photo: Mark Sepple Beauty and the Beast is coming to the Queen's Theatre on November 30. Photo: Mark Sepple

The show is the fastest selling in the theatre’s history since it was announced nine months ago.

Set in Paris, the city of romance, it is a classic tale of the bright and beautiful young Belle held prisoner in the castle of a hideous beast.

The beast, it turns out, is Prince Friedrich transformed under the curse of a wicked witch.

Does Belle escape? Does the prince-turned-beast find true love to break the curse?

Beauty and the Beast is coming to the Queen's Theatre on November 30. Photo: Mark Sepple Beauty and the Beast is coming to the Queen's Theatre on November 30. Photo: Mark Sepple

The only way to find out is by going along to this year’s magical adventure to find out if Charlie Cupid’s matchmaking skills can prevail to unlock the curse.

Artistic director Douglas Rintoul told the Recorder: “It’s fantastic to see how excited everyone is about this year’s magical pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.

“We hope you’re ready to cheer, boo and sing as we take you to Paris to join the adventures of Amorette and her family.”

The story was immortalised in a Walt Disney animation in 1991 and released as a live action film starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, earlier this year.

Alongside the regular shows will be a relaxed performance, on January 2, and a dementia-friendly performance, on January 3.

The show’s cast includes Oliver Beamish, William Brand, Molly-Grace Cutler, James Lawrence, Oliver Lynes, Sarah Mahoney, Holly Mallett, Daniella Piper and Al Twist. They are supported by a talented young company, a cast of 30 Havering schoolchildren.

Created by the same team as last year’s smash-hit spectacular Cinderella – it is written by Andrew Pollard, directed by Martin Berry, with set and costume design by Keith Orton, lighting by Prema Mehta and sound by James Cook.

The performances at the theatre, in Billet Lane, Hornchurch, runs until January 30.

Tickets are £12.50 to £29, with discounts for groups and under 26s.

To book, call the box office on 01708 443333, visit the theatre in person, or go online at queens-theatre.co.uk

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Entertainment Stories

Yesterday, 17:00

A number one bestselling author from Romford has released her thirteenth crime novel, which promises her readers a gripping ride throughout and a big twist at the end.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A musical show that blends story telling, traditional and contemporary Irish music is coming to Hornchurch.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Fans can relive the unique musical talents of George Michael in a special tribute performance.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A young solo artist from Romford has skyrocketed into the finals of a national singing competition.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

An exclusive screening of a new action packed film which marks the directorial debut of singer-turned-actor, Luke Goss, is coming to Romford.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

When renowned musician, David Bowie died on January 10, 2016, the world lost a great musical and cultural icon, but now fans can relive some of Bowie’s greatest hits with Pop-Up Bowie’s special tribute performance.

Monday, January 1, 2018

If 2018 is going to be anything like 2017, it’s going to be unpredictable.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

How much do you remember about the weird and wacky world of Twitter this year?

PROMOTED CONTENT

Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Lisa and Jennie are cousins who grew up in the borough. Their grandmother, ‘Nanny Fish’ was a huge part of their lives, and while she had dementia and increasing needs, she really benefited from having care in her nephew’s loving home. This experience was the inspiration for Lisa and Jennie to set-up their own home care service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read entertainment

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now