Beauty and the Beast - Reading 2012


  • Hexagon Theatre, Reading Queens Walk Reading, RG1 7UA United Kingdom

We are delighted to announce that the 2012 pantomime at the Hexagon, Reading is Beauty and the Beast. It runs from 8th December 2012 to 6th January 2013.

Take a look at the latest updates from our pantomime below - we've also posted photos on our Facebook photo album.


The panto is now closed

6th January 2013

Beauty and the Beast at the Hexagon, Reading has now closed. A massive thank you to all who were involved for a fantastic show, and here's to Jack and the Beanstalk 2013! x


Production Photographs

19th December 2012

Photographs by: Philip Tull.


The reviews are out

19th December 2012

Read the review in the Reading Post.


Take a Peek into the Rehearsal Studio

30th November 2012

Here's a few pictures from the rehearsals where the cast are all getting to know each other and working hard to make it a fabulous show.


Take a look at the promo video

22nd September 2012


Our Beauty and Our Beast Are Cast!

24th August 2012

We have now cast the two title roles for the panto. Emma Housley will be playing the heroine, Beauty, and David J Higgins takes on the role of the Beast. Welcome on board x


Martin Parsons joins the cast of Beauty and the Beast

11th July 2012

Martin Parson's is joining our fabulous Reading cast to play Pimple. Martin has worked with us on panto before and we are delighted to have him on board again this year. Welcome back Martin! x


The Flyer is Out

26th June 2012


Beauty and the Beast photoshoot

12th June 2012

We have just had the photoshoot at the Hexagon for Beauty and the Beast and as you can see Justin Fletcher and Jolyon Dixon were causing mayhem! Thankfully Vicki Michelle and Nigel Nevinson were there to add a bit more decorum to proceedings!


Welcome to Vicki and welcome back Nigel!

24th May 2012

We are delighted to be able to announce two further cast members of Beauty and the Beast. We welcome Vicki Michelle, better known as Yvette from 'Allo 'Allo, to play the role of the Enchantress. This is Vicki's first season with Imagine Theatre. And we welcome back Nigel Nevinson, who will play the role of Beauty's father. Nigel starred in our 2010 production of Sleeping Beauty at the Hexagon and this is Nigels 4th season with us.


Jolyon's back!

15th March 2012

We are delighted to announce that Jolyon Dixon returns to the Hexagon for a third year, to play Dame Dorothy Doo-it! Welcome back Jolyon x


Justin's back!

8th February 2012

We are absolutely thrilled to be able to announce, due to overwhelming public request,  that Justin Fletcher will again return to the Hexagon for his third consecutive Panto.  Welcome back Justin!

Read more in the Reading Post.