The launch of Beauty and The Beast!

A successful launch of Beauty and the Beast!

Panto launch - a pull up banner for Beauty and the Beast and a pull up banner for The Courtyard surrounded by roses and purple and gold balloons Afternoon tea ladid out on a white tablecloth next to a red rose A close up of Ian Archer giving a speech

On Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 September, we welcomed members of the cast of this year’s pantomime to our 2022 panto launch!

On Tuesday we invited press and guests to join us for a themed afternoon tea with Bucks Fizz, and to meet the cast in our Chase Lounge. Chief Executive & Artistic Director Ian Archer, gave a speech to welcome the cast and thank everyone for joining us.

A group of people includin g members of The Courtyard Board stand talking to members of the panto cast in costume

Following this, the cast worked with the marketing team to take individual and group promotional photos with photographer Gabriella Karney around the building.

On Wednesday the cast had a fun day filming a trailer for the show with Wild Edric Media, and filming some backstage social media content with the marketing team, that involved many flamboyant costume changes!

A man dressed as a prince holding out a phone taking a selfie A man dressed as a panto Dame in bright clothing holding a rose and pointing to a yellow teapot on his head A woman wearing a blue and white dress holding a bunch of roses and looking off thoughtfully into the distance

The launch was a great success, and a lot of fun was had by all. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the cast to The Courtyard for the festive season!

You can book tickets to Beauty and the Beast on The Courtyard website.