The Market Theatre continues to build on its growing reputation for destroying beautiful children's stories for the sake of a cheap laugh. Now, for better or for worse we are not only doing a THREE AND A HALF MONTH run in HITCHIN but also touring to not one but FOUR different theatres this Christmas!

With this sudden growth in ADULT PANTO popularity we thought it fair to dedicate a whole page to it! Giving you all the information on the cast's both in Hitchin and on tour, as well as showing you some great VIDEO CLIPS from previous shows.

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!! SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE FOR ALL THE INFORMATION ON THIS YEAR'S ADULT PANTO BEAUTY AND THE BIG BEASTIE!

The Story

Beauty and the Beast is the latest Fairytale to fall victim to the Market Theatre's scathing wit.

This traditional tale is set in a Scottish castle on the banks of Loch Ness, (the original of course wasn't) and reaches the same dizzy comical heights as their previous shows. Full of sexual innuendo and silly gags, the show climaxes in a farcical run-around!

Whether you have witnessed productions, such as Emperor's Newd Clothes, Puss and Dick, Slapper Beauty or not, this is a must for a seasonal outing. The show aims specifically at those who wouldn't normally go to theatre, so they won't fully realise how terribly over the top the acting is! Shakespeare it is not, but a fantastically funny night out it is!

Please be aware that this show does contain a large amount of cleavage, the occasional swear word and a very badly built monster! NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OR THOSE WHO ENJOY BLUE PETER!


"Quintessentially British, like a Carry On Film made by a rugby club." The Stage Newspaper

Beauty and the Big Beastie runs in Hitchin at THE MARKET THEATRE from Friday 30th November - Saturday 8th March.
Throughout December their are performances Monday - Thursday at 8.00pm and Friday & Saturday at 7.30pm & 9.00pm. (no perfs. 24th, 25th, 26th Dec)
In January performances are Wednesday - Thursday at 8.00pm and Friday & Saturday at 7.30pm & 9.00pm.
In February and March performances run Thursday at 8.00pm and Friday & Saturday at 7.30pm & 9.00pm.

TO BOOK TICKETS CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE BOX OFFICE PAGE.

Glen Davies as Doonie McAboot
Davina Dewrance as Beauty
Danny Camp as Doonie McAboot (selected performances)
Kelly Bibb as Veronica Vagina

 
Beauty and the Big Beastie is touring the country and visiting 4 venues throughout December 07' and January 08'. For venue details please see below.
Nick Hooton as Doonie McAboot
Sheena Boyce as Beauty
Laura Gillions as Veronica Vagina (in High Wycombe)
Langley Brandon as Veronica Vagina (other venues)
 
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The Palace Theatre, Southend (Dixon Studio)
Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, Friday 14th , Saturday 15th, Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd December 2007
Performances at 7.30pm each night

Tickets: £10
Box Office:(01702) 351135
Website: www.thecliffspavillion.co.uk/palace/
The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Tuesday 11th, Thursday 13th, Wednesday 19th December 2007
Performances at 8.00pm each night

Tickets:£10
Box Office:(01793) 524481
Website:www.wyverntheatre.org.uk
The Beck Theatre, Hayes
Monday 17th December 2007 & Friday 4th January 2008
Performances at 8.00pm each night

Tickets: £10
Box Office:(0208) 5618371
Website:www.becktheatre.org.uk
The Wycombe Swan Town Hall, High Wycombe
Thursday 10th, Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, Thursday 17th, Friday 18th, Saturday 19th, Thursday 24th, Friday 25th, Saturday 26th January 2008
Performances at 8.00pm each night

Tickets:£10
Box Office:(01494) 512000

Website: www.wycombeswan.co.uk