Thameside Theatre

Beauty and The Beast Starring Stevi Ritchie

Friday, 1 December 2017 - 6:30pm to Sunday, 7 January 2018 - 2:30pm

Be our guest at Thurrock's most spectacular pantomime ever!

Polka Dot Pantomimes, in association with Thurrock Council present Beauty and the Beast.

A classic story for all the family whether you are 3 or 103 years old! This festive treat will include plenty of audience participation, modern songs to sing along to, huge amounts of laughter and a great story to make sure everyone leaves with a smile on their face. There will be new and familiar faces in our professional cast and a very special appearance by Thurrock's most talented canine resident, as our panto pooch makes his theatrical debut!

Once upon a time, a handsome young prince was cursed by Grimalkin – the evil sorceress – and is doomed to stay hidden in his castle in the guise of a grotesque beast. Can anyone ever love such a beast and unlock the cruel spell? Will Belle and her captivating love save the beast from his ill-fated destiny? Make-believe, magic, music and mayhem provide a "beauty-full" Christmas treat!

Leading the cast will be the hilarious Stevi Ritchie who will play French Franc! 

Stevi first appeared on our TV screens in ITV’s X Factor where he created a unique friendship with Simon Cowell and then Celebrity Big Brother where he took part with his fiancé Chloe Whichello. Stevi has also appeared in a celebrity edition of Channel 4 game show Benchmark and made appearances on Good Morning BritainLorraineThis Morning and Loose Women. He has also taken part in the CBBC game show Ultimate Brain, Keep It In The Family and has even had a solo recording deal in Japan.

Stevi is no stranger to pantomime and is very excited to be performing at the Thameside Theatre this Christmas.  

Joining the cast and back by popular demand is Grays very own Luke Coldham who played Smee in last year’s Peter Pan, and this year will return as Dame Dolly Doughnut which audiences will love!

Tickets for Beauty and the Beast are already in great demand and advance bookings are indicating that this show will once again be a great success.  So Be our Guest and book your tickets now.

The panto will run from Friday 1 December 2017 to Sunday 7 January 2018.

Please note that when booking online all current prices show as Price A. This does not refer to the price bands on the leaflets. The cheapest for each date and time is that listed when you click through to book tickets. You will note that if you click on a Band A or a Band B priced show they will all show Price A but the amounts will reflect those advertised on the leaflets.

Special dates:

  • meet the cast after the show on 1 December at 6.30pm and 27 December at 6.30pm
  • our Boxing Day performances won't take place in 2017 so we have added an extra performance on Christmas Eve as this is our most popular day of the run

You can speak with our dedicated bookings person if you would like tickets for schools, educational groups or a party of 20 or more. Call Dianna Ferry on 01375 413 981 to make a party booking of 20 or more.

Relaxed Performance – Monday 18 December, 6:30pm

The “relaxed performance” is especially designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an autism spectrum condition, sensory and communication disorders, learning disabilities or dementia. This performance is all about feeling comfortable and being able to enjoy a classic, well-loved festive event with family in an understanding environment.

For tickets and enquiries about this performance, call 01375 413 981, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Groups are welcome at all performances, which means when you visit there may be large groups of school children, students, families, care home or residential home residents within the audience. Most school groups attend the 10am and 1pm weekday performances.

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Event Location: 
Thameside Theatre
Cost: 
Band A £17.50
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Adults
Cost: 
Band A £15.50
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Children under 16 years
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Band A £16.00 per person
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Family of 4
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Band B £20.00
Type: 
Adults
Cost: 
Band B £17.00
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Children under 16 years
Cost: 
Band B £17.50 per person
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Family of 4