Beauty and the Beast

By Andrew Pollard A Wiltshire Creative Production
1 December 2018 - 13 January 2019 Salisbury Playhouse Main House
beauty and the Beast. credit Robert Workman


This famous fairytale follows the story of Amorette who is taken prisoner by a prince who has been turned into a Beast. Eventually she grows to love the Beast, thus lifting a curse and turning him back into a prince. 

Written by Andrew Pollard, directed by Ryan McBryde and designed by James Button (the team behind last year’s record-breaking Jack and the Beanstalk), Beauty and the Beast will include all the traditional elements of pantomime – comedy, song, dance, beautiful sets and costumes and plenty of audience participation. 

A trip to the Playhouse pantomime has become an important part of Christmas celebrations for families, schools and groups, with many performances selling out. To accommodate demand, Beauty and the Beast will run for an extra week until 13 January. 


“Fantastique is the only word for Andrew Pollard’s delightful and delicious version of Beauty and the Beast” Fine Times Recorder

“A triumph of comedy, song, dance, beautiful set and costumes” Valley News

“Sugar-filled production is a feast for the senses” Wiltshire Times

“Packed full of song, dance and plenty of laughs” Salisbury Journal

“Wholesome, handsome female-led panto that ticks all the right boxes” The Stage

“A wonderful and sumptuous treat” SceneOnePlus

“So many wonderful moments” British Theatre Guide

“A delight, a first-class production” Fairy Powered Productions


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Go behind the scenes of rehearsals for Beauty and the Beast on our blog

'The atmosphere is playful.' Read about week two of rehearsals for Beauty and the Beast on our blog



Prices are guaranteed until 1 October 2018 and may rise thereafter


GREEN performances           £21.00 - £12.00
BLUE performances               £23.00 - £13.00
PINK performances                £25.00 - £14.00
YELLOW performances         £28.00 - £15.00


Concessions available on weekdays (excluding 22 - 31 December) 
If you are booking 10 or more tickets please call the Ticket Office on 01722 320 333 to ensure you
receive the best group price available.


Children under 16                            £4 off top 3 prices
Groups of 12+                                  £18 per ticket
Groups of 20+                                  £16 per ticket
Groups of 50+                                  £15 per ticket
School and youth groups                   £9 per ticket
Members                                         £4 off top 3 prices
Disabled, income support, military personnel £4 off top 3 prices
Babes in arms tickets available



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The pantomime is suitable for ages 4 and over

For ages 3 and under, you might like our production of The Night Before Christmas. Click here for further information >>>

All prices are guaranteed until 1 October 2018 and May rise thereafter

Access Performances

Relaxed PerformanceRelaxed Performance Wednesday 9 January at 5.30pm 
Relaxed Performances (aimed at anyone who would benefit from a laid back environment, including young children who may be afraid of the dark or those on the autistic spectrum). For these performances we have designed a Social Story explaining what happens during a show. 

Download the Access Guide for Beauty and the Beast 


BSL British Sign Language Performances (an interpreter stands at the side of the stage)
Friday 14 December at 7pm


Audio DescribedAudio Described performances (a live narrator describes the action on stage between the dialogue, via headphones)
Wednesday 19 December at 2.30pm and 7pm


Cast & Creatives

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Director Ryan McBryde

Designer James Button

Writer Andrew Pollard

Musical Director & Arranger Christopher Peake

Choreographer Nicky Griffiths

Lighting Designer David W Kidd

Sound Designer Jon Roache

Casting Director Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG

JMK Assistant Director Marcus Bazley
Leverhulme Arts scholar and recipient of JMK regional assistant director bursary