Beauty and the Beast

Exeter Northcott Theatre, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QB

Tel: 01392 726363

Beauty and the Beast


Exeter Northcott Theatre has announced that this year's pantomime will be an ambitious new production of the classic love story Beauty and the Beast.

The famous tale of a handsome prince who is transformed into a hideous beast and can only be saved by 'true love's kiss' is set to delight audiences this Christmas.

Artistic and Executive Director Daniel Buckroyd is set to write and direct the show, the first time it has been staged at the theatre.

Daniel's previous panto productions have won plaudits, with five nominations at last year's Great British Panto Awards, including one for best script.

Daniel Buckroyd said: "I'm a huge fan of pantomime – the drama, the music, the silly jokes, the theatrical magic – and I love the way it can bring families and friends together at Christmas – so I'm thrilled to be continuing the tradition of great Northcott pantos with Beauty and the Beast."

The production follows the fortunes of Belle, the most beautiful girl in Paris, as she bumps into Prince Valentin in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.

Love is in the air until an evil enchantress turns up and suddenly things get a bit hairy – literally hairy!

Exeter favourite Steve Bennett returns to the Northcott stage for his 22nd professional pantomime, playing Belle's father, Monsieur Marzipan.

He joins Belle's sister Soufflé and Dame Betty Bonbon as they team up to free Belle from the clutches of the Beast and save the family business.

The show will be packed full of comedy, romance and music, and features a stunning set and costumes.

It is billed as a "tale as old as pantomime" and promises to be "a Christmas treat for all the family and a memory to last all year".



Road Directions

All car parking is free on campus after 6pm Mon – Fri, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.The nearest car parks to the theatre are Car Parks C & D located only a few minutes walk away. At busy times and for larger events (such as those at the Great Hall) it may be necessary to park in Car Parks A & B which are an 8-10 minute walk way.

Public Transport Directions

The D bus runs from Exeter City Centre direct to our theatre 7 days a week including Bank Holidays.The last D services from the city centre to Exeter Northcott Theatre for evening shows Monday to Saturday are at 6.40pm (for 7pm shows), 7.02pm (for 7.30pm shows) and 7.32pm (for 8pm shows). Sunday D services start at 9.53am and then run at 23 and 53 mins past the hour until 6.23pm, then hourly at 7.02pm and at 2 mins past the hour until 11.02pm.

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