Beauty and the Beast is the 2009/10 pantomime for the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl.
This page will be updated with backstage news and insider gossip from both Imagine and the venue. Keep checking back for updates!
You can find lots more photos on our Beauty and the Beast Facebook photo album.
Production Planning Meeting
30th October 2009
It's really nearly here - only 1 month until panto rehearsals commence, so we've been busy at work preparing for the show.
Wednesday 28th October saw Ian from Imagine (Production Manager for the show) head down to the Grand Pavilion for a produciton meeting with the venue technical team.
And today there's another sound and lighting production meeting going on in Coventry. Here's a photo to prove it!
19th September 2009
The babes are cast! Following a really good day where we saw some great talent, 2 teams of 8 babes were chosen for the pantomime. Thanks for coming, everyone, and well done to those who got through. We can't wait to work with you!
The Flyer is out
1st September 2009
Photo shoot day (behind the scenes!)
1st August 2009
Today was photo shoot day for the panto, to get some publicity shots in the can ready for press and marketing on the panto.
We had a great fun day! Steve and Sarah Boden from Imagine (along with their three year old daughter Holly), were joined by Rob Marsden (the panto director), Helen Ashbourne (our photographer) and panto stars Neil Roberts (playing Eugene), Claire Hammet (playing Beauty) and Jessica Sandry (playing the Enchantress). Neil's 8 year old son, Archie came along too.
We had such a fun day. Helen's official photos will be out soon and we'll upload some of them here. In the mean time, Sarah was behind the scenes snapping with her camera. Here's what she took!
And some more cast members announced...
24th July 2009
We are delighted to announce that this year the Grand Pavilion pantomime will star Neil Roberts, star of Holby City and Disney's 'Life Bites'.
In addition, we welcome two newcomers to the Grand Pavilion.
Some more cast members announced
24th July 2009
We're absolutely delighted to be welcoming back Vern Griffiths (who was the Genie in last year's Aladdin) and Jessica Sandry (who was So-Shi). Can't wait to work with you again, guys! xxx
Tony's out on tour with Real Radio
14th June 2009
Tony and his breakfast DJ partner, Angela, are undertaking their Wales-wide tour for Real Radio this week - and the show on Tuesday 16th June will be broadcast from outside the Grand Pavilion! Have a great show, Tony and Angela, and fingers crossed the weather is kind to you!!
Tony gets into Costume
24th April 2009
Tony Wright headed over to the Grand Pavilion today to get himself into costume for some early publicity shots! It was lovely to catch up with him, and we're really looking foward to working with him again this year.
First cast member is announced
6th March 2009
We are absolutely delighted to be able to announce that Real Radio's Tony Wright will be returning to the Grand Pavilion for the second year, to play 'Dame Dorothy Doo-it'
Great to be working with you again, Tony!
The panto is on sale!
2nd February 2009
We officially put the panto on sale today. Here is the performance schedule...