The Royal Spa Centre are delighted to announce that they are now fully cast for their spectacular family pantomime Beauty and the Beast and recently they saw the panto mayhem begin when the cast got together for the photo shoot.
As previously announced JP McCue will be playing Dame Dolly Do It, Sean Dodds is Willy Do It and Jamie Sheerman is Pimple. They will be joined by Carly Burns as Beauty, David Gilbrook as Beauty’s father, Emma Jane Wylde as the Enchantress, Daniel Tawse as Eugene and Matt Lee Steer as Beast.
Last year Carly played Cinderella at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax and is delighted to be taking on the role of Beauty at the Spa Centre this year. “I am looking forward to playing Beauty as although she is kind and gentle she is also quite tough. She isn’t afraid to stand up to the Beast, but at the same time her character allows her to see past appearances.”
David Gilbrook is a very experienced panto performer but this will be his first year at the Spa Centre and he can’t wait.
“I am looking forward to appearing in panto at the Spa Centre as I have been to the venue but never performed there. Last year I played Baron Hardup at the Queen’s Theatre in Barnstaple and they let me loose with my tap shoes in the finale so I may try and sneak a little tap routine in again this year!”
David’s Cinderella co-star from Barnstaple last year, Emma Jane Wylde, will once again play alongside him as she takes on the role of Enchantress. Emma, who is from Coventry can’t wait to cast some more panto spells.
“Last year I played the Fairy Godmother and this year I get to be the Enchantress so hopefully some of this magical ability will rub off on me soon! I am delighted to be at the Spa Centre this year as it means I get to be at home for Christmas which is wonderful, and I have friends who have appeared in the Spa Centre pantos so I know how great they are.”
Both Daniel Tawse and Matt Lee Steer appeared in Jack and the Beanstalk last year where Daniel was in the ensemble and Matt was probably unrecognisable as he played the King and was also operating the terrifying Giant Blunderbore.
Don’t miss out on seeing this fabulous cast. Beauty and the Beast runs from Saturday 3 to Saturday 31 December 2016 and with some performances already sold out we recommend booking quickly for this magical festive treat.