Next year’s Panto is a real beauty – and a Theatre Royal first

The doors have not yet opened for 2018/19’s spectacular panto Goldilocks and the Three Bears but Newcastle Theatre Royal has today announced that next year’s show will be a spellbinding panto debut, never previously having been performed on its stage  – Beauty and the Beast.  It will run for eight weeks from Tue 26 Nov 2019 ‘til Sun 19 Jan 2020.

One of the most romantic pantos of all time Beauty and the Beast will be a  spectacular and enchanting production for all the family, featuring the legendary trio of Theatre Royal panto stars Danny Adams, Clive Webb and Chris Hayward.

A lavish adventure is once again in store for all as the beautiful Belle embarks on her quest to unleash the Beauty within the Beast. Audiences can expect an action-packed show once again bursting with magic, music and plenty of comedy mayhem!

Produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Beauty and the Beast promises everything that Theatre Royal audiences have come to expect, and more.  Spectacular choreography, glittering sets, breath-taking special effects and a wonderful musical score form the backdrop to a tale full of adventure and hilarious slap-stick. Will Danny win the hand of the beautiful Belle before she is enchanted by the Beast?  Who will be foiled by the fearful enchantress and will Dame Rita get the man?

Theatre Royal pantomimes are widely thought to be among the best in the UK due to the exceptional combination of father and son team Clive and Danny – for whom Beauty and the Beast will mark their fifteenth consecutive Theatre Royal panto appearance. This combination is brought together by Newcastle’s own Michael Harrison (The Bodyguard, Annie), who co-writes, produces and directs the show.

Following this year’s pantomime, Danny and brother Mick (‘The Idiot’) will become household names, as their new children’s TV show Danny & Mick will air on the BBC in early 2019.

Beauty and the Beast – The Spellbinding Pantomime plays Tue 26 Nov 2019 until Sun 19 Jan 2020 and tickets go on sale TODAY (Tue 20 Nov ‘18) for Friends of the Theatre RoyalAdvantage Members, Groups and Schools can book from Thu 22 Nov ‘18 and the general public from Tue 27 Nov ‘18. Goldilocks and The Three Bears opens a week today on Tue 27 Nov 2018 and runs until Sun 20 Jan 2019.  Tickets for both shows are from £14 and £13 respectively and can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge) or book online at (only from 27 Nov for Beauty).

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