Last chance for some panto fun

Jon Moses and Tina Barrett in Beauty and the Beast at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield.
Jon Moses and Tina Barrett in Beauty and the Beast at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield.

Pantomime producers Paul Holman Associates’ popular version of Beauty And The Beast completes its run at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre on Sunday, January 5.

The production’s stars have been Tina Barrett (S Club 7), Jon Moses (ITV’s Superstar), Danny Mills and, back by popular demand, Rik Gaynor.

Set in the French village of San Aveley (Staveley), a pantomime playground of fun unravels with madness and mayhem as the foolish Witch Hazel casts a spell on the dashing Count, transforming him into a grotesque beast, condemned to live just two years unless he can be saved by true love.

A host of colourful characters add to the comedy chaos and capers as the story is brought to life.

Doting dame Madame Fifi Camembert brings a touch of colourful couture and culinary failures to the house of Professor Crackpot, the local inventor and father to our heroine Beauty.

With an eye for the ladies, local legend and lothario, Gaston is desperate for a date with Beauty but his muscles and swagger don’t impress.

In an attempt to woo her, he tricks Crackpot and sends him off to Paris with one of his crazy inventions.

As the despondent Professor journeys back to San Aveley (Staveley) via the Beast’s garden, he remembers Beauty’s request for him to return with a red rose but the Beast catches him and the Professor is forced into agreeing to send the first person he meets on his return, back to the Beast.

Foolishly he believes Beauty’s dog Fluffy will be the first to greet him but sadly, he lays eyes on Beauty and she is sent to the Castle where the Beast awaits.

Can true love set the Beast free?

Only our heroine Beauty holds the power to break Witch Hazel’s spell and help deliver a happy ever after ending!

For ticket availability for the final few performances of Beauty And The Beast at the Pomegranate Theatre, you can call the box office on 01246 345334.