Panto returns to Barking with a festive reworking of Beauty and the Beast
PUBLISHED: 09:00 05 December 2018
The Christmas lights are on, the trees are being decorated – and panto season is upon us.
This year, Barking’s Broadway Theatre is being captivated by the story of Beauty and the Beast.
From ballet to the big screen, the timeless tale has been reimagined for years – but no interpretations promise to be as fun as the pantomime.
“Pantomime is pure entertainment,” said Barry Burkey, theatre manager at the Broadway.
“It’s not hugely intellectual but you can suspend your disbelief and lose yourself in the show.
“For an awful lot of people, pantomime is their first experience of live theatre, and it’s become as much a Christmas tradition as turkey and all the trimmings.
“It’s so accessible and completely inclusive, so people from all backgrounds can come and be part of the tradition.”
The show will be running until December 31, with tickets starting at £17. For more information and to book, visit thebroadwaybarking.com.