Panto promises to be a ‘Beauty’ of a show

Brighouse Theatre Production's, Beauty and the Beast, cast at Brighouse Civic Hall
Brighouse Theatre Production's, Beauty and the Beast, cast at Brighouse Civic Hall

The curtain will go up tonight, Thursday, on Brighouse Theatre Productions’ traditional family pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

The show will be presented at Brighouse Civic Hall until Sunday and promises to be a feast for the eyes and ears.

The cast includes Emma Newsome as Beauty, Ashleigh Lee Haigh as the Beast, Chris Sheard as the Dame and John Murphy as the mischievous Jacques. Dancers from the PM Gibson School of Dance are taking part and the production team of Pete Forsyth, Jill Lambert and Phillipa Gibson have been putting the finishing touches to the entertaining show over the past couple of weeks.

Publicity officer Margaret Hallatt said: “This lively show features some well-known faces as well as a number of newcomers to the Brighouse stage. Our traditional pantomimes are always popular with local audiences and we hope this one won’t disappoint. As well as the people appearing on the stage there is a whole army of people backstage making sure the show goes with a swing.

“All these people give up their time to bring smiles to the faces of the audience during the long days at the end of January.”

‘Beauty and the Beast’ will be performed at 7.15pm tonight, on Friday and Saturday, at 2.15pm on Saturday and at 1.15pm on Sunday.

Tickets cost £10 for adults, £7 for children. For information contact 01484 402435.