Lutterworth to stage a Beauty of a panto - The Rugby Observer

Lutterworth to stage a Beauty of a panto

Rugby Editorial 18th Jan, 2018   0

PANTO season is about to get underway in Lutterworth as an award-winning theatre group debuts its production of Beauty and the Beast on Thursday January 25.

Wycliffe Drama Group (WDG), previous winners of the Award for Best Pantomime in Leicestershire and Rutland, will stage the pantomime at Lutterworth College on January 25-27, including a matinee performance on Saturday (January 27).

Set in 19th Century France, the story will feature different characters from those featured in the Disney version.

The prince (Xander Stone) is turned into a hideous beast for all time by the wicked witch Malabelle (Naomi Cooper) – unless the Beast (Scott Cooper) can win a loving kiss to break the curse.




WDG say the pantomime is full of enchantment, including talking furniture, and is narrated by a giant French poodle called Max (Richard Holyoak).

The show will feature a mix of youth and experience among cast and crew, with the ever-present Dickie Wood as Ma the loveable Dame, Elizabeth White as Berauty’s mother, Harry Pearson as Jacques and performers from The Warrington School of Dance.


Beauty and the Beast is directed by Andrew Spencer and produced by Lauren Crooks – making their directing and producing debuts this year through WDG’s mentoring scheme.

Tickets (£10; £8 for concessions; £30 for a family of four, £35 for a family of five) are available at Max Electrical in Lutterworth or by calling WDG’s box office on 07913 880663.

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