Beauty and the Beast
Join us this Christmas for our magical Mercury panto, Beauty and the Beast!
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?
Leading our talented cast in this delicious treat are pantomime royalty, Antony Stuart-Hicks and Dale Superville. Written by Andrew Pollard (Aladdin, Cinderella) and directed by the Olivier awarding-winning Donnacadh O’Briain.
Come to Colchester this Christmas and fall in love all over again!
Booking for a school?
We can’t wait to welcome schools back to the marvellous Mercury pantomime this festive season!
Early bird tickets for schools are £11.50 (including levy) and for every 10 tickets you buy the 11th is free for a teacher or member of support staff. To secure your tickets at this exclusive price you need to pay for your order by the end of the Summer term (July 2022).
You can book today (and even pre-order your ice cream) by filling in our form or by calling our customer experience team on 01206 573948. Please be aware the form will ask you for your first and second choice performances dates and times, so please do have a look through the performance schedule below before heading over to the form.
Join our Panto Chorus!
Are you a budding performer aged between 12 and 17? Then please apply for our panto chorus auditions!
Our panto chorus are on stage for all of the big show-stopping numbers, taking part in lots of singing and dancing and they will play a variety of roles.
Strong vocal and movement skills are a must and as a thank you, parents will be given two complimentary tickets to come and see the show.
Auditions take place on Sun 7 Aug with applications closing on Mon 1 Aug.
Writer – Andrew Pollard
Director – Donnacadh O’Briain
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