Beauty & the Beast - Christmas Pantomime

Type:Christmas - Pantos, Theatre and Music

The Cresset Theatre, Rightwell, Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 8DZ

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Beauty & the Beast - Panto at The Cresset 2021

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The Cresset and Stuart Morrison Productions are delighted to present our pantomime for 2021 - Beauty & The Beast!

This fantastic family pantomime brings everything you have come to expect from a Cresset panto; glittering sets, spectacular song and dance, plenty of audience participation - plus some truly terrible jokes!

Headlining this year’s cast is Grant Urquhart as cheeky chap Silly Billy. Grant is probably best known for his regular appearances as one of the featured waiters on the popular Channel 4 television shows First Dates and First Dates Hotel. We’re delighted to be welcoming him to The Cresset!

In the role of the Good Fairy is Kim Taylforth, who has an extensive list of television and stage credits including London’s Burning, Bad Girls, Brookside and Family Affairs. Kim has also been starring in pantomime for many years – including her first ever panto season 15 years ago, right here at The Cresset!

Joining them will be the hugely talented Andrew Crawford as one half of the titular duo, The Beast! Andrew starred in Cbeebies' The Rhyme Rocket alongside his TV counterpart Joseph Chambers from 2012 to 2016, and has since being touring the world with their performance-based interactive learning company Laugh'n'Learn and running The Ridiculous Rhyme Show YouTube channel.

Tony Howes joins the cast this year as our wonderful Dame, Nurse Jackie O’LaLa. Tony’s TV credits include Emmerdale, Doctors, Midsomer Murders and Casualty – but he’s no stranger to the stage, regularly touring his one-man version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Returning to The Cresset stage this Christmas in the role of Beauty herself is Victoria Jane! Victoria is an actress, band member, children’s presenter, puppeteer, skin artist and voice-over artist probably best known for her role as Noo-Noo the Hoover in The Teletubbies 2015 remake. Cresset audiences may also recognise her as Wendy from Peter Pan (2016) and the titular role in Snow White (2017) – welcome back Vicky!

Last but not least is another familiar face we’re delighted to be welcoming back to The Cresset stage – Vanessa Boland! Vanessa has made multiple appearances on both stage and screen – her theatre credits include Guys and Dolls and Be Back Soon, while her TV appearances include The Apprentice and Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People. Vanessa also enchanted us all last year as Fairy Liquid in Jack and The Beanstalk – we can’t wait for her to bring some more magic to the stage as Carabosse!

After our 2020 show was cut short, we simply can't wait to bring the magic of pantomime back to the stage. We hope you can join us!

Guide Prices

Concessions (age 2-16, and over 60s) £15.50
Full price £18.50
Family and group tickets available

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Opening Times

2.00pm; 6.00pm (11 Dec 2021 - 30 Dec 2021)

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