Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and The Beast

Live at
Sunderland Empire
Fri 8 Dec - Sun 31 Dec 2023
Closed
Join us for a Beauty of a panto for Christmas 2023!
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Sunderland Empire

Fri 8 Dec - Sun 31 Dec 2023
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
This show has an interval
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Why go and see it?

The canniest panto in all the land has been given a beastly makeover, with a sparkling cast that’ll make you say ooh la la with excitement!

From screen to stage, star of Emmerdale and Ackley BridgeCharlie Hardwick is set to sprinkle festive fairy dust in the role of Fairy Bon Bon. And back by popular demand, is North East Queen of Comedy, the fabulous Miss Rory (Boulevard) bringing the glamour as Rorina La Plonk.

Beauty and The Beast

Joining them is Channel 5 Milkshake! presenter Olivia Birchenough as kind-hearted bookworm Belle and Wearside’s favourite panto comic Tom Whalley as Louis La Plonk. Plus, West End star Samuel Wyn-Morris (Les Misérables) as the monstrous Beast.

Join Belle, The Beast, Fairy Bon Bon, Rorina La Plonk and her cheeky chappy son Louis La Plonk, alongside a whole host of larger than life characters, as they are transported to a cursed castle under the spell of an evil enchantress. Can the arrogant 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 laugh-out-loud comedy, sumptuous costumes, fabulous scenery, a thrilling transformation scene and an award winning script by Jon Monie (Winner Best Script – Great British Pantomime Awards) be our guest for a magical panto that's not to be missed!

In addition to concessionary rates for schools, we recognise how learning through a creative process can engage and stimulate students, and we offer a free Teacher Resource Pack for this production of Beauty and the Beast: Teacher Resource Pack

Running Time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes, including interval. (Please note running times are approximate and, due to the nature of live entertainment, may change)

Cast and Creatives

Charlie Hardwick
Fairy Bon Bon
Charlie Hardwick
Miss Rory
Rorina La Plonk
Miss Rory
Olivia Birchenough
Belle
Olivia Birchenough
Tom Whalley
Louis La Plonk
Tom Whalley
Sam Wyn-Morris
Beast
Sam Wyn-Morris

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
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

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 Oswald 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

Fri 8 Dec - Sun 31 Dec 2023
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
This show has an interval
Please check the calendar for full performance information.
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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With an ATG+ membership, you can enjoy a host of exclusive benefits across 35+ ATG venues

Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
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Dedicated phone line, partner offers
Exclusive member events
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