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Preview Denise Nolan Stars in Beauty and the Beast Pantomime In Leeds

Singer appearing as Wicked Witch at the Carriageworks theatre

Preview: Denise Nolan Stars in Beauty and the Beast Pantomime In Leeds

A sparkling new production of Beauty and the Beast is set to take the Carriageworks theatre by storm this Christmas, with Denise Nolan as a wickedly glamorous Witch Hazel.

Pantomime producers Paul Holman Associates enjoyed record-breaking success with last year’s production of Cinderella and are now back to enchant audiences with a magical and mischievous Beauty and the Beast at the Millennium Square theatre.

A seasoned and professional cast is set to bring colourful choreography to life with modern music and glittering garb. The show promises captivating scenery complementing an up-to-date script, with of course some good old gags thrown in, in the best British tradition of Christmas panto.

The Carriageworks is delighted to have Denise Nolan grace the stage as the enthrallingly evil witch. Nolan, who rose to fame in family band The Nolans in the 1970s, is also famous for her solo singing career and has sung with the likes of Tom Jones and Stevie Wonder.

Performing as the heroine Snow White 15 times, including a hugely successful season at the London Palladium, her stage career has gone from strength to strength. Nolan, who once shared the stage with Frank Sinatra at the Royal Albert Hall, has now swapped the sweet Snow White role for a part as the sinister, scheming queen in this phantasmagoric fairytale adaptation.

Children’s presenter Jez Edwards will be among the lively cast members to join Denise in this year’s Beauty and the Beast. He will be entertaining audiences with his part as Pierre, the pantomime comic who brings a healthy dose of disaster and classic panto tomfoolery. You can catch the japes and jolly good fun from 2nd December 2011 until 7th January 2012 at the Carriageworks.

Tickets are available from Carriageworks Box Office on 0113 224 3801 or online at www.carriageworkstheatre.org.uk

Posted on Monday 14th November 2011
Rebecca Ross

The Carriageworks

The Electric Press, 3 Millenium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD

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