The production is set to run at the The Borough Hall, Godalming from the 12th to the 26th December.

The Guildford Fringe Theatre Company has announced the line up of performers who have been cast in this year’s pantomime of Beauty and the Beast.

Directed by Jo Kirkland, the production will include performances from Maria Coyne (Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Singin’ in the Rain) as Beauty with Lily de-la-Haye (CATS, The Phantom of the Opera) as Sybil, Paul Kemble (School of Rock, Top Hat, The Sound of Music) as Monsieur Bertrand, Ben Redfern (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Potty Pascal and Jordan Wheatstone (The Little Princess, Disney’s Broadway Hits) as the Beast. Philip Day (Oliver!, The Mousetrap) will return as Godalming’s pantomime dame, playing Dame Dominique Derrière. 

The production will feature choreography by Charlotte Bateup and is produced by Nick Wyschna and Charlotte Bateup for Guildford Fringe,

In order to go ahead, The Borough Hall will operate at a greatly reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Face coverings will be mandatory. Group bookings will allow a maximum of 6 people to sit together. The show’s duration will be approximately 1 hour 15 minutes with no interval.

Producer Nick Wyschna said: “To say I am thrilled with the cast for Beauty and the Beast would be a huge understatement! Not only are we putting on Surrey’s only family pantomime, we also have a phenomenal cast, direct from London’s West End to perform it. I am very pleased to say that the show is selling incredibly well already. I am getting the feeling that people are pleased for something ‘normal’ to look forward to this Christmas and I am over the moon to be able to offer that. Although normal isn’t the word I would use to describe our show, it is going to be exceptional! I really hope you can join us for some Christmas magic this December.” 

To book for Beauty and the Beast, visit www.GodalmingPanto.com or telephone the Box Office on 01483 361101.