Beauty & the Beast

Beauty & The Beast is set to open in just two weeks as production company Drops of Light CIC prepare to transform Liverpool’s Black-E into an enchanted castle for the venue’s first ever pantomime.

Audience’s can expect full pantomime production values as the show transforms the Black-E throughout December. The production will be staged in the round in the venues 300-seat auditorium, offering an immersive Christmas experience, with an original script written by Jessica Lea and directed by Sam Donovan the production promises a hilarious scouse twist on the classic fairytale.

Liverpool based Costume Company JayLay Designs have created 252 bespoke costumes for the show, each one more impressive than the last. Audiences will be wowed as the inhabitants of the enchanted castle are transformed through costume in to an array of weird and wonderful objects!

Alongside the professional creative team Drops of Light have engaged in excess of 100 community members to take part in workshops assisting in the creation of the show, a selection of participants will take on various roles across the production appearing on stage alongside the principal cast or helping the production team backstage.

Beauty & The Beast features a stellar cast, Tori Hargreaves plays Beauty, her wacky toymaker father Egbert the Inventor is played by Alan Stocks. Nick Langmead plays Beast and love rival Gorgeous Gaz is played by Ciaran Kellgren.

Bringing the enchanted castle to life is comic Basic Bertie (Adam McCoy) and Dame Dolly (Jamie Greer) who along with magical mishap-prone Fairy Rose (Helen Carter) try their best to break the spell that has them stuck in the castle.

Watch the trailer here:

Book your tickets online today for festive fun and memories your family will treasure.

What: Beauty & The Beast
Where: The Black-E
Who: Drops of Light CIC
How Much: £12 Child; £16 Adult; £48 Family (Admits 4)

Tom Chivers

The Founder of How To Do Theatre, Tom is heavily involved in all aspects of this online theatre magazine and wants to help create a fantastic resource for everyone who may need it. He is also a graduate of the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Young Writers course so when not writing for this website he is off scribbling plays of his own.