A synopsis of the show and details of the characters are below. If you would like to be involved, just drop us a line at [email protected] – we will also need lots of backstage help (make-up, props, set, costume, chaperones etc) for this ambitious panto.
A read through and auditions will be held during September 2017.
Beauty and the Beast: Synopsis
When Fairy Bon-Bon and the Demon Diablo clash, selfish Pierre is transformed from a dashing Prince into a terrible Beast. Not only that, but Diablo and Bon-Bon lose their powers and are destined to become the Prince’s servants. To break the curse Pierre must fall in love before the last petal on a magical rose falls. But who could ever love such a monster?
Enter feisty Belle Baguette from the nearby town of Jolie Ville. With her father the Professor and her zany neighbours Dame Fifi the schoolteacher and her son Bertie the onion seller, she finds herself trapped in the Castle of the Beast where the cups and saucers speak and the furniture can dance. When Belle stands up to the Beast their friendship grows. But danger lurks in the form of the dastardly mayoress of Jolie Ville, Camilla Parker-Bike. She intends to find Bon Bon’s missing magic wand and claim the Beasts kingdom for herself.
Will the Beast melt Belle’s heart? Will the Queen of the Imps ever get to sing her song? And will Dame Fifi manage to control her pupils without a trip to Specsavers?
|Beauty and the Beast: Cast|
|Madame Bon-Bon: A fairy who’s lost her way||F||Means well but desperate to get her powers back|
|Mr Diablo: A former Demon King ||M||Doesn’t mean well, but also desperate to get his (evil) powers back|
|Prince Pierre: The eponymous Beast||M||Needs to be able to sing and act (now there’s a surprise). A debonair fellow really|
|Professor Baguette: An inventor||M||Nutty, Einstein-like character|
|Belle: His clever daughter||F||You gotta be able to sing and dance your way into the Beast’s (and audience’s) heart|
|Dame Fifi Latrine: Jolie Ville’s Teacher||M||The Dame!|
|Bertie Latrine: Her onion selling son||M||A classic sidekick|
|Camilla Parker-Bike: The Wicked Mayoress||F||A nasty piece of work|
|Claude: Camila’s simpering brother||M||Supercilious and arrogant, starts off podgy but ends up ‘smooth’|
|Millie/ Monster Millie: An odd little girl/transformed||F||A really funny, ‘kooky’ character|
|Queen Oo-La-La: Queen of the Imps||M||About as nutty as the Professor|
|Itsy and Bitsy: Impettes||M/F||In awe of Queen Oo-La-La|
|Spick and Span: A Pan and Brush||M/F||Quirky members of the Castle servants|
|Two Witches: Two ungrateful guests||F||A cackling duo sending a shiver down your spine|
|Chorus of villagers, crockery, imps/impettes and assorted fairy folk||M/F||Need to sing, dance and act! On stage quite a lot; bigger chorus than last year.|