NEWS: Casting Announced for Beauty and the Beast at the Mercury Theatre

The production will begin performances at the Colchester based theatre from the 26th November.

Full casting has been announced for the Mercury Theatre’s Christmas pantomime, which will run for a limited season until the 15th January 2023.

Written by Andrew Pollard and directed by Olivier Award-winning Donnacadh O’Briain, the cast in the production includes: Antony Stuart-Hicks (Betty Bon Bon) and Dale Superville (Almondé), are Alexandra Barredo (Belle), Daniel Jagusz-Holley (Prince Friedrich/ Beast), Sasha Latoya (L’Amour/Cupid), Jaimie Pruden (Spite), Shelby Speed (Hemlock) and Nick Brittain (Toadstool).

It’s a tale as old as time and a panto that will be unmissable for the whole family. Discover what it takes for true love to conquer all and whether love is all you really need?The mysterious Beast imprisons Beauty in his enchanted castle. Can she escape with the help of her family and melt the Beast’s icy heart before it’s too late? Will Cupid’s plan work before the last rose petal falls?

The creative team behind the production includes: Designer: Jasmine Swan; Lighting Designer: Ben Ormerod; Sound Designer: Beth Duke, Musical Director: Paul Herbert; Choreographer: Simon Hardwick; Magic Consultant: Michael J. Fitch and Casting Directors: Jenkins McShane Casting CDG.

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