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THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – a ‘pay what you can panto’ for all ages
December 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - December 16, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
After its hugely popular Christmas shows in 2017 (The Snowman and the Christmas Fairy), 2018 (Cinderella) and The Snow Queen (2019), Sydenham’s acclaimed professional theatre company is back this year with its biggest and most magical show yet!
An original story inspired by the traditional fairy tale, The Beauty and the Beast will whisk you to Milan, where flamboyant fashion designer Vanità is planning to unveil his Winter collection. But when a terrible curse transforms him into a hideous beast, it’s up to aspiring fashion designer Rosa and supermodel Bella to try to save the day…!
Featuring excellent original songs by Paul Tornbohm, fantastic costumes by Jackie Poulett, great dance routines by Michelle Buckley, expect, comedy, magic, and lots of surprising twists!
The cast includes several Spontaneous regulars: Jim and Allotey (The Snow Queen, Puss in Boots, Around the World in 80 Days, Sinbad the Sailor), an aspiring designer Rosa, William Hastings (Cinderella, The Snow Queen, The Gingerbread Man, Around the World in 80 Days), as put-upon assistant Sebastiano, Shireenah Ingram (title roles in Cinderella & The Snow Queen), as supermodel Bella Donna. And we are particularly excited to welcome Wictor Koch to the Spontaneous family – as fashion design Vanità!
Covid information: We are very aware that government guidelines may change before performances are due to begin, in which case we will be following advice and may request audience members to wear face-coverings and observe reasonable social distancing measures.