Beauty and the Beast brings Disney magic to the panto season

PM Gibson School of Theatre Dance.
PM Gibson School of Theatre Dance.
Share this article

Dancers from the PM Gibson School of Theatre Dance in Cleckheaton will entertain audiences who come to see Brighouse Theatre Productions’ panto Beauty and the Beast which runs from January 23-26 at Brighouse Civic Hall.

Rehearsals are well under way for this pantomime version of the ever-popular Disney show. There will be the usual colourful characters like the Dame played by Batley Amateur Thespians’ Chris Sheard, ‘her’ mischievous son Jacques portrayed by the well-known local lad John Murphy, a wicked enchantress, an immortal flower fairy, some rather vicious sisters, a couple of beauticians, a handsome prince, a beautiful young girl and of course, perhaps the most important character – the Beast. There are also plenty of other characters who are key to the story.

Putting the cast through their paces is the producer is Pete Forsyth. Musical director Jill Lambert is rehearsing the company in the many songs, both old and new which will delight the audiences. Philippa Gibson is choreographing the dancers.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £7 for senior citizens and children. A family ticket costs £30 for 4 tickets (max. 2 adult tickets). Call 01484 402435. Performances are Thursday 23 January at 7.15pm, Friday 24 January at 7.15pm, Saturday 25 January at 2.15 and 7.15pm and Sunday 26 January at 1.15pm