BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: TV stars join fairytale cast for 2023 panto at Beacon Arts Centre

Beauty and the Beast 2023 panto cast revealed by Beacon Arts CentreBeauty and the Beast 2023 panto cast revealed by Beacon Arts Centre
Beauty and the Beast 2023 panto cast revealed by Beacon Arts Centre
Still Game and River City TV favourites will star in the 2023 Beauty and the Beast panto at Beacon Arts Centre – oh yes they will!

Comedy duo Jane McCarry and Mark Cox of Still Game will share the spotlight with River City’s Jimmy Chisholm for the show which runs Saturday, December 9, to Hogmanay, Sunday, December 31.

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A festive panto is a key ingredient in the perfect Glasgow Christmas – and Beacon Arts Centre is serving up a classic offering this year.

Head to Inverclyde and you will be transported to the land of Auchterdreich, where vain Prince Sebastian has been cursed to live as a hideous beast.

Follow all the chaotic twists and turns before finding out if Belle is the one to break the Witch Queen’s true love spell by discovering beauty in the Beast.

The fun-filled show will be produced in-house by the Beacon for the second year in a row, putting a local spin on the traditional fairy-tale, and will also feature Lee Samuel as Boabby Blumenthal and Shannon Swan as Belle.

Group discounts are available and there will be special sold out shows taking place for local schoolchildren.

There will also be a British Sign Language performance, complimentary tickets for disabled companions for those who are part of the Beacon’s membership scheme, and wheelchair access throughout the venue.

In 2022, the Beacon experienced a record-breaking year for its panto as it welcomed more than 17,000 audience members across 40 performances of Aladdin.

Lisa McRuvie, marketing manager at Beacon Arts Centre, said: “Our annual panto is the highlight of the year at the Beacon, and we’re thrilled to be welcoming back a host of familiar faces to our stage.

“It is even more special for us as Beauty and the Beast will be produced by our talented in-house team.

“It promises to be a fun and magical show for children and adults of all ages, with audiences invited to join the adventure as this traditional story is given a unique local twist.”

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