Important Information

Due to the continuing impact of Coronavirus and the fact that work had already started on Beauty and the Beast, we have decided to postpone this production until 2021 so that you can enjoy the full show as we intended it to be, with an hilarious script from Kenneth Alan Taylor, direction from Bill Buckhurst and stunning designs by Morgan Large. Beauty and the Beast will now run from Friday 3 December 2021 to Saturday 15 January 2022 and we’re thrilled that John Elkington will once again return as our legendary dame.

Christmas in Nottingham just wouldn’t be the same without a Playhouse panto so, this year, we’ll be taking audiences to the ball with our re-imagining of Cinderella.

All customers with an existing booking for Beauty and the Beast will be sent an email with options for their booking, and tickets will go on sale for the show’s new dates later in the year.

We thank you for your continued support at this time.


About the Show

Filled with magic and monstrous fun, this tale as old as time is the perfect festive treat.

Join us to laugh and cheer, ‘boo’ the baddies and singalong to magnificent musical numbers – it’s a guaranteed great night out for all the family.

When the beautiful Belle is trapped in an enchanted castle by a mysterious beast, the stage is set for a spellbinding adventure. Can she escape with the help of her friends? Will Belle melt the beast’s frosty heart and lift his curse before it’s too late?

Packed with hilarious characters, stunning sets, glittering costumes and plenty of panto humour, you won’t want to miss our legendary pantomime.



Madame Fifi John Elkington


Director Bill Buckhurst
Writer Kenneth Alan Taylor
Designer Morgan Large
Musical Director John Morton
Lighting Designer Zoe Spurr


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production, as well as a Relaxed Performance and a Dementia-friendly performance. Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.

Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse here.