Beauty And The Beast ,Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre
Pantomime producers Paul Holman Associates’ version of Beauty And The Beast completes its run at the Pomegranate on Sunday, January 5. The production’s stars have been Tina Barrett (S Club 7), Jon Moses (ITV’s Superstar), Danny Mills and, back by popular demand, Rik Gaynor.
Set in the French village of San Aveley (Staveley), a pantomime playground of fun unravels with madness and mayhem as the foolish Witch Hazel casts a spell on the dashing Count, transforming him into a grotesque beast, condemned to live just two years unless he can be saved by true love.
A host of colourful characters add to the comedy chaos and capers as the story is brought to life.
Doting dame Madame Fifi Camembert brings a touch of colourful couture and culinary failures to the house of Professor Crackpot, the local inventor and father to our heroine Beauty.
With an eye for the ladies, local legend and lothario, Gaston is desperate for a date with Beauty but his muscles and swagger don’t impress.
In an attempt to woo her, he tricks Crackpot and sends him off to Paris with one of his crazy inventions.
As the despondent Professor journeys back to San Aveley (Staveley) via the Beast’s garden, he remembers Beauty’s request for him to return with a red rose but the Beast catches him and the Professor is forced into agreeing to send the first person he meets on his return, back to the Beast.
Can true love set the Beast free?
For ticket availability for the final few performances call the box office on 01246 345334.