PANTO IS BACK - OH YES IT IS!
If you didn’t laugh, you weren’t there! Oh, no you weren’t! Pantomime, which bought so much joy and laughter to Christchurch in 2020, is back. You could almost call it a tradition!
The new side-splitting family-friendly production at the Isaac Theatre Royal is BEAUTY AND THE BEAST but not as you know it. For starters, it stars RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under winner Kita Mean so anything could happen.
Erin Wells from What Now? in the lead role of Belle and Broadway and West End star Hayden Tee as madcap Greymouth the Wicked Wizard, revisit the ridiculousness of panto after their epic performances in Cinderella in 2020. They just couldn’t keep away and we know you won’t be able to either.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has all the ingredients for a magical trip to the theatre, with hilarious slapstick humour, plenty of audience interaction and marvellous musical numbers that you will be singing for days afterwards, all in one magical show that is suitable for everyone to enjoy whether they are 3 or 103!
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST season runs from July 13 - 17 and tickets are strictly limited. We know many of you kicked yourselves that you didn’t get there for Cinderella - Just saying!
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be sure to make you laugh, cry and fall in love with a host of hilarious and hairy characters. For those who’ve been living under a rock, this is how our story, adapted by ingenious improviser Gregory Cooper (That Bloody Woman, MAMIL, Rumpelstiltskin, Cinderella) goes. Belle is imprisoned by an evil sorcerer in a castle with a hideous Beast and some other magical characters. Can the Beast break free from the terrible curse? Will Belle outwit the evil sorcerer? Can Belle fall in love with the Beast before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose? Oh, yes they can!
Relive this timeless classic jam-packed with panto antics, heroic deeds, glittering costumes, crazy comedy and dazzling special effects.
This sparkling new imagination of the enchanting fairytale is set to delight families who've missed out on live theatrical entertainment for much of 2021 and beyond.