The story of Beauty and The Beast is a tale as old as time in a far-off land of two very different kingdoms.

In Beauty and The Beast, Belle is dreaming of a happier life but finds herself transported to a cursed castle. Held imprisoned by a hideous beast, the castle is full of magical characters placed under a spell by an evil enchantress.

Can Belle see beyond the beast and fall in love with her captor before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose? Will the Beast’s selfishness cost him the world he once knew and the hand of the girl who has melted his heart? Featuring sumptuous costumes, magnificent scenery and the unmissable and magical transformation moment, it’s a pantomime not to be missed.

If The Beast cannot find true love then he will die when the last petal falls from the rose.

When asked if he would be returning to Blackpool’s Grand for another year, and if so who he might be cast with, Royle added Yes, I can confirm I will be returning for my 16th Year and I can’t wait! This is going to be fantastic and a great challenge’. He did laugh and go on to confirm he wouldn’t be playing the Beast, or Belle.

‘As for the cast, Yes, I do know who some of my fellow cast members will be… I’m afraid I just can’t say right now.

‘It’s a fantastic line-up, and some big surprises. With such a new title, I’m very excited. I’m really looking forward to transforming into something quite special.’ Royle added.

In 2018 Blackpool’s Grand will stage one of the most enchanting stories of them all Beauty and The Beast with an all-star cast.

Blackpool audiences are guaranteed another year of spectacular sets, dazzling costumes and side-splitting comedy. Book your seats today to see Blackpool’s must-see Christmas show in 2018.

Beauty and The Beast is presented by Martin Dodd for UK Productions whom have been presenting the Christmas pantomime at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre since 1996. Other productions presented at The Grand by UK Productions include; Legally Blonde the Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast The Musical, The Kite Runner, 42nd Street, South Pacific, Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Anything Goes.

Prices
  • Adults: Band A £24, Band B £24, Band C £19
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  • Child: Band A £24 Band B £22 Band C £17
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  • Concessions: Band B £2 off Top Priced Adult Ticket
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  • Grand Friends: Band B & C performances - All seats £19
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  • Matcham Monkey: Sat 8 & Sun 9 December All seats £13*
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  • Family Ticket: £77.00** (See Stars) - FAMILY4TKT
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  • Senior Pass: £67.00** (See Stars) - SENIOR4TKT
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  • Groups (20+):
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  • Band B All tickets £17. Pay in full by 31 Oct and get £2 Discount
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  • Band C All tickets £13.50. Pay in full by 31 Oct and get £2 Discount
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  • Schools As Above - One free teachers place with every 10 tickets PURCHASED
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  • *Matcham Monkey Members Only
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  • *Family Ticket/Senior Pass only available: 27 Dec (2pm & 7pm), 1 Jan (7pm), 2 Jan (7pm), 3 Jan (2pm & 7pm), 4 Jan (2pm & 7pm), 5 Jan (2pm & 7pm), 6 Jan (1pm & 5pm).
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  • Audio Described/Signed Perfs: Sat 8 and 15 December, 2pm
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  • The Beauty and the Beast includes these accessibility options

    Audio Described Sign Interpreted