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Dec 12th 2022-Jan 21st 2023, Festival Theatre, Malvern

A sparkling fairy tale pantomime for 2022-23, starring Melanie Walters (Gavin and Stacey) as Fairy Bon Bon, Malvern’s Favourite Funny Man Mark James as Louis La Plonk, Olivia Birchenough from Channel 5’s Milkshake! as Belle and Leon Craig as Polly La Plonk.

Join Belle, The Beast, Fairy Bon Bon, larger than life Polly La Plonk and her cheeky chappy son Louis La Plonk as they are transported to a cursed castle, under the spell of an evil enchantress. Can the wicked Hugo be defeated, can Belle see beyond the Beast and fall in love with her captor, will the Beasts heart be melted by Belles beauty?

With an unmissable transformation moments, slide splitting comedy, stunning sets and costumes, and an award winning script (Best Script – Great British Pantomime Awards 2019), Beauty & The Beast is a must see, magnificent adventure.

"We were taken aback at the lively, vibrant pace and vibe of the overall show...Lexie Ward’s direction should be commended. I guarantee you’ll belly laugh, sing and tap along and you won’t be able to stop smiling"
Entertainment Views
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" A superb, enjoyable and very funny pantomime"
The View from The Stalls
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"Beauty and the Beast panto is a riotous laugh
that appeals to all ages"

Weekend Notes
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"This is classic pantomime with all the essential ingredients"
Behind The Arras
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"The whole show is packed with slapstick humour, colourful costumes and a dizzying number of splendid set changes."
Birmingham Mail
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"...and the whole lot pulled together by director Lexie Ward, this version of Beauty and the Beast is a must-see show that sparkles and gleams with a dazzling brightness."
Full Review Available HERE

Credit Lisa Roberts Photography

Audience Reviews from Malvern Theatre website & social media

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Beauty & The Beast 

Festival Theatre Malvern, UK Productions 2022-23

Lexie Ward: Director

Tom Self: Musical Director 

 Cameron Macdonald: Choreographer

Dan Hunt: Sound Design

Andy Web: Lighting Design

Elizabeth Dennis: Costume Design


Damian Sandys: Artistic Producer for UK Productions

Anthony Williams: Executive Pantomime Director for UK Productions

Martin Dodd:Producer for UK Productions

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