Beauty and the Beast (Sunderland 23/24) Prod Shot

Beauty and the Beast - Relaxed Performance

Live at
Sunderland Empire
Wed 27 Dec 2023
  Tickets available from £13.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.80
Pantomime
Join us for a Relaxed Performance of our beauty of a panto!

Sunderland Empire

Wed 27 Dec 2023
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
Wed at 17:00
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Why go and see it?

Relaxed Performances offer patrons an opportunity to enjoy the panto in a more relaxed and informal environment

The most enchanting pantomime of all time, Beauty & The Beast, comes to Sunderland with a sparkling fairy tale production for all the family.

Production shot

Back by popular demand, is North East Queen of Comedy, the fabulous Miss Rory (Boulevard) as Rorina La Plonk and hilarious local comic Tom Whalley as Louis La Plonk, with further casting to be announced.

Join Belle, The Beast, larger than life Rorina La Plonk and her cheeky chappy son Louis La Plonk as they are transported to a cursed castle, under the spell of an evil enchantress. Can the wicked Hugo be defeated, can Belle see beyond the Beast and fall in love with her captor, will the Beast’s heart be melted by Belle’s beauty? With slide splitting comedy, stunning sets and costumes, and an unmissable transformation moment, join us for the North East’s canniest panto!

With lighting effects, loud noises and large crowds, stage shows can seem really overwhelming. At the Sunderland Empire, we believe everyone should be able to experience the magic of theatre.

Relaxed Performances provide the exact same production as a typical audience would enjoy, with an atmosphere and attitude in the auditorium that makes everyone feel safe and comfortable.

They are primarily designed for patrons who may be concerned about attending a theatrical performance or may find visiting the theatre daunting. They are informal performances that are designed to benefit patrons with additional needs, such as autism, ADHD, dementia, younger children or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Slight alterations are made to the performance, though the overall content will not change:

- Technical adjustments are made to lighting and sound. House lights are normally left on low and strobe lighting may be removed. Loud noises or explosions are either taken out entirely or reduced.

- Audience members are free to go in and out as needed, and late comers rules are relaxed.

- Making noise during the performance will not be discouraged.

- Staff are available to assist as required and quiet areas are provided for anyone who may become overwhelmed by the performance.

- Visual stories can be sent to audiences in advance.

- Pre-show familiarisation visits can be arranged.

Sunderland Empire

High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
Sunderland
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Private Hospitality - Spaces available to hire

Vesta Tilley laid the foundation stone of what is now the Sunderland Empire on 29 September 1906 and took to the stage on 1 July 1907 to officially declare the theatre open. Masterminded by two of the contemporary heads of British theatre, Edward Moss and Osward Stoll, the Sunderland Empire Theatre has undergone many changes since it opened but remains the North East’s premier entertainment venue.

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Sunderland Empire

Wed 27 Dec 2023
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
Wed at 17:00
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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With our TheatreCard membership programme, enjoy discounts and many other exclusive benefits on the theatre you love, including:

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Priority booking
Ticket offers and discounts
25% off drinks in-venue (10% in Scotland)
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