It's nearly that time of year again – not just a time of giving and goodwill, but a time for baddies and booing, for heroes and princesses and fairy godmothers. Oh yes it is! It's almost panto season! The King's Lynn Corn Exchange's magical offering this year is Beauty and the Beast.
If you are one of the thousands of people who have already bought tickets you are in for a real treat at the ‘must see’ show this Christmas. If you haven’t got tickets to be part of the magic yet there’s still time, but hurry as some performances are already sold out!
Meet The Cast
Your Prince – Darren Day
Beauty And The Beast stars Darren Day as The Prince (and The Beast).
Darren’s first starring theatre role in the West End was as Joseph in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. His West End career also includes starring roles as Don in Summer Holiday; Danny in Grease and Tony in Copacobana. He has starred in many pantos, playing both goodie and baddie roles. Darren enjoys panto season, particularly now he has young children who love to see Daddy, especially this year as the Prince.
Ian Marr back by popular demand as Dame Derriere
We are thrilled that Ian Marr is returning for his fourth year to play Dame Derriere. Ian who is a firm audience favourite also directs the panto so is a very busy man (or should that be lady!)
Adam Newstead as Bertrand The Butler
Host of KLFM’s Breakfast show Adam Newstead makes his professional pantomime debt as Bertrand The Butler. As a youngster he was no stranger to the stage. He trained locally at the well-respected Footlights Performing Arts School where he studied drama, contemporary dance and took examinations in tap-dancing. Adam’s really excited to be returning to the stage for the first time since his radio career began some ten years ago.
Chloe Hart as Fairy Formidable
Chloe is currently starring in Wicked in the West End. She has also starred as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray and in Les Misérables. Chloe is looking forward to appearing in her first ever panto and can't wait to spend Christmas in King’s Lynn.
Steven Pinder as Belle’s Father
You may recognise Steven as he played The King in our first panto Jack And The Beanstalk. Steven has made many television appearances. He is most well known for playing the character Max Farnham in the long running soap Brookside.
Joanna Sawyer as Belle
Joanna has recently graduated from The Guildford School of Acting in Musical Theatre, where she was awarded the Musical Theatre Prize.
Funny man John Pritchard also features as Potty Pierre. He is a much sort after comic who loves pantomime.
Beauty And The Beast runs from Friday 6 December until Tuesday 31 December with 42 shows in total.
A baddie wanting boos, goodies with some gags, a heroine in hot water… but what has happened to the Handsome Prince? Join us for a spectacular adventure as Dame ‘Derriere’ and son, Potty Pierre cause chaos at the chateau. From the team that brought you last year’s critically acclaimed Aladdin, once again we promise you live music and rip- roaring adventure in true panto style.
Beauty And The Beast is sponsored by J & K Glass and Glazing Ltd, in association with KLFM 96.7.
Tickets priced from just £10 are available from
Box Office: 01553 764864 or www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk
Concessions, family tickets and group discounts are all available.