Beauty and the Beast Christmas Pantomime 2023

Beauty and the Beast Christmas Pantomime 2023

Main Space

Thu 30 November - Sun 31 December


Doncaster’s spellbinding pantomime returns with Beauty and the Beast!

In a faraway land an arrogant and self-centred prince is magically transformed into a hideous beast. Only a kind-hearted village girl can mend the prince's ways in time and break the spell!


With marvellous music, captivating costumes and absurd antics, you don’t want to miss Doncaster’s most magical pantomime this festive season.


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Rehearsal images: Robling Photography


We’re using BSL a little bit differently for this year’s pantomime, it will be lightly integrated across a selected number of performances marked as BSL. We’re always improving what we do based on audience feedback and industry best practice and are working towards making our pantomime as accessible as possible. With this in mind, we have taken the decision to focus on opening up our offer to include more captioned (CAP) and audio described (AD) performances too, on top of our two relaxed performances. 

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Fri 01 Dec - 7pm (BSL)

Sat 02 Dec - 7pm (BSL)

Sat 09 Dec - 2pm (AD & CAP)

Sun 10 Dec - 3pm (BSL)

Tues 12 Dec - 10am (Relaxed)

Fri 15 Dec - 10am (BSL)

Sat 16 Dec - 7pm (BSL)

Sat 23 Dec - 11am (AD)

Weds 27 Dec - 7pm (Relaxed)

Fri 29 Dec - 7pm (BSL)

Principle Cast

Beauty: Zweyla Mitchell dos Santos 

Beast: Kofi Dennis

Dame Cheri Trifle: Ben Eagle

Philippe Philoppe: Harry Gascoigne

Emile: Max Gallagher

Fairy Nuff: Claire Storey


Senior Ensemble

Understudy Beast & Emile: Lewis Day 

Understudy Beauty & Fairy: Chloe Hoyte 

Understudy Dame & Philippe: Adam Martyn


Check out the full cast announcement here.

Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes (including 20-minute interval).  

Writer: Neil Hurst 

Director: Tess Seddon 

MD and Arranger: Sonum Batra 

Choreographer: Jasmine Vessey 

Sound Designer: Eliyana Evans 

Lighting Designer: Lee Walker 

Percussionist & Assistant MD: Taneli Clarke 

Costume Supervisor: Francesca Wilkinson and Amy Charlotte Pickard (cover)

Fight Director: Rachid Sabitri 

BSL Interpreter: Jane Kelsall 


Producer for Cast: Deborah Rees 

Production Manager: Paul Davies 

Company Stage Manager: Duncan Riley 

Deputy Stage Manager: Paris Linxuan Wu 

Assistant Stage Manager: Chloe Dodd     

Dresser/Seamster: Emma Hurst 


LX Op: Penny Rischmiller 

Sound Op: Sam McCarthy Robinson 

Fly Technicians: Dave Griffiths and Tony Powell     

Stage Technicians: Dana Murrin and April Garth     

Follow Spot: Kate Marshall     


Chaperones: Lynn Gaylor, Lilly Feeley, Rachel Frost     

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