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Pantomime is back at the Fairfield Halls with a Beast of a panto and a Beauty of a cast

Perception and Image
Fairfield Halls and Imagine Theatre are delighted to announce that pantomime will be back this year with the ever-popular fairytale BEAUTY & THE BEAST starring DICK & DOM and DEREK GRIFFITHS.
Dick & Dom, real names Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood, will be known to audiences from their many hit TV shows including Dick and Dom in da Bungalow; Diddy TV; Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old; Absolute Genius with Dick & Dom, and many others. They are no strangers to the stage either having appeared in the West End production of Spamalot plus their many pantomime and festival appearances. They can’t wait to bring their madcap comedy to this year’s show.
 
Dick says: “We are so excited to be back in the Theatre. This is also doubly exciting as we will be performing TOGETHER!! So, expect double the trouble and double the laughs! Working alongside a hero of ours will make this an even more magical show.”
 
Dom says: “What he said!!!!”
 
When it comes to pantomime legends, they don’t come much greater than Derek Griffiths who has been entertaining generation after generation since the 1970’s. Derek has been a mainstay in British television since his early Play School days alongside the likes of Johnny Ball and Brian Cant. He Composed & voiced the music to the theme tune to Heads and Tails; sang and played theme tune to Bod and in the early 80’s played every single character in the TV show Film Fun set in a cinema. He also voiced the much-loved character, SuperTed. In recent years we have seen him on the cobbles of Weatherfield as Freddie Smith in Coronation Street.
 
Derek also has many stage credits to his name including the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium; Driving Miss Daisy and most recently he joined the London cast of The Mousetrap. Derek has appeared in countless pantomimes and in 1997 he originated the role of Lumiere in the original Disney West End production of Beauty & The Beast. This time he’s back in the pantomime version playing Belle’s father, Professor Potage.
 
Derek says: “Drag your parents to see us, they’ll love it!”
 
Along with a stellar cast of Musical Theatre performers including Danny Whitehead as the Prince and Nic James as Benedict Bourbon with more to be announced, Beauty & The Beast promises to be the festive treat that the whole family can enjoy this Christmas. The pantomime will be staged in the Ashcroft Theatre this time around and will have all the ingredients that creates the perfect pantomime, a laugh-a-minute script, big song and dance numbers, lots of audience participation and a sprinkling of magic!
 
So, book your tickets now before the last rose petal falls.
 
Beauty & The Beast runs from 10 December 2021 – 2 January 2022, and tickets start from £15. You can book online at Fairfield.co.uk or by phone if you call 0203 292 0002. To book for groups of 10 or more call 0203 292 003.

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