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North charities invited to enchanting evening at Beauty and the Beast panto


By Alan Beresford

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COMMUNITY groups and charities across the north-east are being invited to cast their hats into the ring to win tickets to the panto.

Laura Main in the 2019 His Majesty's Theatre pantomime, Cinderella. Picture: Richard Frew Photography
Laura Main in the 2019 His Majesty's Theatre pantomime, Cinderella. Picture: Richard Frew Photography

Spectacular pantomime Beauty and the Beast is set to fill His Majesty’s Theatre with festive cheer this Christmas, and in the spirit of the season, the city theatre is giving away 300 tickets to local community groups and charities to join in the fun.

Aberdeen Performing Arts, who run the theatre, and the producers of the show, Crossroads Pantomimes, are inviting groups to apply for tickets to the Christmas pantomime.

Charities and community groups are invited to apply using the application form on the Aberdeen Performing Arts website for tickets to panto performances on Wednesday, December 8 at 7pm. The deadline for applications is by Friday, October 29 at 5pm.

Those who are successful with their applications will be treated to one of the most romantic pantos of all time as Beauty and the Beast promises to be a spectacular and enchanting production for all the family.

River City actress Joyce Falconer stars in the glittering production alongside Call the Midwife star Laura Main, Aberdonian actress Danielle Jam and returning favourites Alan McHugh and Paul James Corrigan, from Saturday, December 4, 2021 until January 2, 2022.

Aberdeen Performing Arts Chief Executive Jane Spiers said: “The His Majesty’s Theatre panto is a magical theatre experience and it is a joy to have a pantomime on stage again this year.

"We would like to share that excitement with as many people as possible so we are once again extending an offer of tickets for the show to community groups who might not otherwise get to visit the theatre at Christmas.”

Beauty and the Beast will bring with it the hallmark of true Scottish comedy, featuring special effects, plenty of audience participation and a chance for audiences to come together and share the magic of live theatre once again.

The show is being staged by the same team that has produced the HMT panto for the last 17 years, with the usual abundance of comedy, lavish sets, fabulous costumes, and of course a few surprises in store.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Aberdeen Performing Arts website and emailed to hello@aberdeenperformingarts.com posted to Music Hall, Union Street, AB10 1QS, or dropped off at the Music Hall box office.

Applications should be marked Free Panto Tickets and the successful groups will be told by Friday, November 5.

Those wishing to buy tickets for Beauty and the Beast, can do so online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, phone (01224) 641122 or visit Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall, Lemon Tree or His Majesty’s Theatre.



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