Panto Review

Beauty and the Beast stars
Beauty and the Beast stars

BEAUTY and the Beast at Billingham Forum Theatre.

THIS version of the classic fairy tale was a treat for adults and children alike.

I took my two sons and my nephew who were glued to the stage for the whole play which saw the age-old tale of the Prince who is cursed and turned into an ugly beast by the evil enchantress, with a spell that can only be broken with love’s true kiss from Beauty.

Intertwined with the love story was an abundance of jokes from J’Espere the Jester, played by actor Andy Steed, and Scott Worsfold as Dame Polly Potts.

Hugo Joss Catton as Beast was frighteningly good, and Beauty, performer Emily Samways, was pitch perfect.

The show runs until Sunday, February 22, with seats priced from £11 to £14. For show times call (01642) 552663. By Felicity Collinson.