Live Panto Back At The Belgrade Theatre This Christmas

The Belgrade Theatre has announced that live pantomime is back this year with the enchanting and timeless tale of Beauty and the Beast. From Weds 24 Nov – Sat 8 Jan, the legendary pantomime brings some Christmas magic and mayhem back to the Belgrade’s Main Stage.

Once again written by and starring Coventry’s favourite dame, Iain Lauchlan, Beauty and the Beast promises to be full-to-the-brim with laugh-out-loud lines, plus crazy costumes and breathtaking sets created by Belgrade Production Services.

Iain will once again be joined on stage by Craig Hollingsworth as his calamitous sidekick and the dynamic duo promise to bring plenty of comedy and chaos to your Christmas celebrations.

Things are looking bleak for beautiful Belle. Kidnapped by a frightening beast, she is locked away in a dark and dreary castle with little hope of escape. 

But unbeknownst to her, the Beast is actually a handsome prince under the curse of an evil enchantress. Only by changing his selfish ways and finding true love can he ever hope to break the spell. Will the Beast change his ways in time? And will Belle ever get back home?

Iain Lauchlan said “I’m absolutely thrilled that this year we’ll be having a live pantomime on the stage at the Belgrade! After a year without live panto, we can finally get together and experience the magic of theatre again.”

The Belgrade are delighted to once again be playing to full houses, but performances on Weds 24 Nov and Weds 5 Jan will be socially distanced, for audience members who can’t wait to see live panto return but might not yet feel comfortable going into a full auditorium. 

The performance on Weds 5 Jan will also be a Chilled Performance, with the auditorium doors remaining open and house lights dimmed. This performance is for everybody and may be particularly appreciated by those with dementia or autism.

With loads of adventure, feel-good cheer and lashings of Christmas sparkle, this long anticipated show promises to be an absolute Beauty!

Beauty and the Beast comes to the Belgrade Theatre’s Main Stage from Weds 24 Nov 2021 – Sat 8 Jan 2022. Tickets are available to book now by calling the box office on 024 7655 3055, or visiting where prices are even cheaper. Book early to get the best seats at the best prices.

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