Sunderland Empire
Thu 28 Dec 2023
7:00 pm
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Beauty and the Beast image

From screen to stage, star of Emmerdale and Ackley Bridge, Charlie Hardwick is set to sprinkle festive fairy dust in the role of Fairy Bon Bon. And back by popular demand, is North East Queen of Comedy, the fabulous Miss Rory (Boulevard) bringing the glamour as Rorina La Plonk.
Joining them is Channel 5 Milkshake! presenter Olivia Birchenough as kind-hearted bookworm Belle and Wearside’s favourite panto comic Tom Whalley as Louis La Plonk. Plus, West End star Samuel Wyn-Morris (Les Misérables) as the monstrous Beast.
Join Belle, The Beast, Fairy Bon Bon, Rorina La Plonk and her cheeky chappy son Louis La Plonk, alongside a whole host of larger than life characters, as they are transported to a cursed castle under the spell of an evil enchantress. Can the arrogant Hugo be defeated? Can Belle see beyond the Beast and fall in love with her captor? Will the Beast’s heart be melted by Belle’s beauty?
With laugh-out-loud comedy, sumptuous costumes, fabulous scenery, a thrilling transformation scene and an award winning script by Jon Monie (Winner Best Script – Great British Pantomime Awards) be our guest for a magical panto that’s not to be missed!