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Panto with Punch!

3rd December 2015

Beauty & The Beast Press Night

Tuesday 1 December saw an a amazing Press Night for this year’s Christmas Pantomime, Beauty & The Beast – which officially opened with a bang!

Guests included representatives from sponsors Cargill and charity partner, Herefordshire Riding for the Disabled, as well as two ‘Beautification Stations’ to pamper guests before the show, from L’Occitane at the Old Market and Hairdressing legends, Peter Prosser.

Bob Thompson, Roger Morgan (Chairman, The Courtyard), Mary Thompson (CEO, Cargill), Ian Archer (Chief Executive, The Courtyard), Grace and Mihret Thompson
Bob Thompson, Roger Morgan, Mary Thompson (CEO, Cargill), Ian Archer, Grace and Mihret Thompson
Jason Marc-Williams (Dame Buffy Duster), Lisa Millman (Herefordshire RDA), Beth Dillon (Beauty) & Elliot Evans
Jason Marc-Williams (Dame Buffy Duster), Lisa Millman (Herefordshire RDA), Beth Dillon (Beauty) & Elliot Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written and Directed by local professionals Lyndsay Maples and Estelle van Warmelo, the classic story is brought to life on stage by a cast of talented professional actors, and complimented by the energetic younger community cast.

Beth Dillon (Beauty) & Ben Astle (Beast)
Beth Dillon (Beauty) & Ben Astle (Beast)
Peter Knight, David Knight and Junior Mayor Angharad Knight
Peter Knight, David Knight and Junior Mayor Angharad Knight

Beauty & The Beast Company Photo

“As a producer it is always a proud moment to see a production brought to life. This fantastic production promises to be bigger and beast-ier than the last and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as our guests did!” – Ian Archer, Chief Executive at The Courtyard 

★★★★ “A triumph of creative collaboration… It offers us a production of exhilarating inventiveness, a richly imaginative reworking of a familiar story, as much an exploration as a joyous celebration of what pantomime at its very best can be.” – The Stage

“Peppered with pop culture and packed with girl power, Beauty and the Beast is panto with punch.” – Herefordshire Live

Beauty and the Beast is in The Courtyard’s Main House from Friday 27 November 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016. It’s not to be missed, so book your tickets online here, or for more information contact the Box Office on 01432 340555.