Theatre Workshop Coulsdon’s Christmas 2018 production will be a brand new pantomime of the much-loved fairy tale, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – the classic story of why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover – or a Beast by its horrid, hairy appearance! It’s not the Disney cartoon, so don’t expect dancing wardrobes and singing teapots. But we can promise you a riotous serving of full-fat traditional panto – rocket fuel for the festive season, to delight everyone from the kids to the grandparents.
Featuring a full band, oodles of audience participation, a glut of groanworthy gags, and a panoply of larger than life characters, including the lovely Beauty, her appalling ugly sisters, the extremely wicked witch, Deadly Nightshade, a walking, talking topiary bush, an assortment of bumbling guardsmen and a saucy French maid! And of course, the Beast – once a handsome prince, now a tragic recluse despised by the world. Will true love find a way to break the evil spell that binds him to his doom? Join us in December to find out!
On stage at Coulsdon Community Centre for seven performances – Saturday 8th, Thursday 13th , Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December all at 8pm, with 3pm matinees on Sunday 9th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December.