AT THE FAMOUS CITY VARIETIES PANTOMIME
Beauty and the Beast gets the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto treatment from Friday 26 November 2021 to Sunday 9 January 2022 at the famous City Varieties
Making its welcome return to the legendary music hall, following last year’s closure due to the pandemic, this Christmas marks the 10th anniversary of the now iconic panto at The Varieties. Previous hits to rock the stage have included Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Aladdin.
A very different format to the traditional Christmas pantomime, Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantos – from the enchanted pen of Peter Rowe – mix traditional elements of audience participation and corny gags with a jukebox full of classic rock anthems and chart-toppers, all performed live on stage by an ultra-talented cast of actor-musicians.
‘One of the secrets of its success lies with its cast of actor-musicians who waste no time in developing a great rapport with the audience in the intimate atmosphere of this historic old theatre. Full of audience participation you can cheer the goodies, hiss the baddie and shout until you are hoarse and that’s what pantomime is all about.’
Beauty and the Beast: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto is at City Varieties Music Hall from Friday 26 November 2021 to Sunday 9 January 2022.