THE full cast for the Covid-secure Christmas pantomime Beauty And The Beast at St Helens Theatre Royal has been announced.

Regal Entertainments recently announced that the panto would still go ahead in St Helens, despite a change to the previously announced show.

Beauty And The Beast will run from Friday, December 11 through to Sunday, January 3, 2021. Tickets are on sale now.

Audiences are reassured that St Helens Theatre Royal will be fully adhering to social distancing measures and Government guidelines to ensure the safety of theatregoers, cast and crew.

St Helens Theatre Royal also reopened its telephone booking line this week, so tickets can be bought over the phone between 10am and 2pm from Monday to Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online, however the theatre remains closed for in-person bookings.

The full cast is: Jamie Greer as Potty Polly; Abigail Middleton as Madame Botox; Scott Gallagher as French Frank; Olivia Sloyan as Belle; Andrew Geater as The Beast; Tim Lucas as Gaston; and Jenna Sian O’Hara as Fairy Rose.

The show will be directed by Chantelle Nolan, written by Liam Mellor, with choreography by Nazene Langfield, and Callum Clarke as musical supervisor.

Theatre Manager Chantelle Nolan said: “It’s been a very challenging time for theatres nationwide and everyone who works behind the scenes, and St Helens Theatre Royal is no different. But we’re absolutely thrilled we can now announce a stellar cast of familiar faces and St Helens favourites who will take to our stage this Christmas to ensure the panto does go on, alongside our incredible front of house teams and production crews.

“Beauty And The Beast is a stunning tale full of friendship, faith, love and escapism – something we can all resonate with right now. Once again, we’d like to thank the community for their ongoing support, and we look forward to welcoming audiences to a special and safe festive family experience.”

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