Beauty and the Beast in Harpenden

December 1st 2019
By: Melanie
Beauty and the Beast in Harpenden

Beauty and the Beast will be in Harpenden this Christmas as Polka Dot Pantomimes return to Harpenden Public Halls for this year’s spellbinding festive family pantomime.  Beauty and the Beast this year will be featuring spectacular scenery, glittering costumes, amazing special effects and plenty of audience participation as do all the very best pantomimes. Harpenden Public Halls say this pantomime is suitable for anyone aged 3 – 103!

Beauty and The Beast is a classic fairy tale originally it was a story written by Charles Perrault. “Once upon a time there was a very rich man who lived with his three daughters.  The two older daughters laughed at anyone who did not dress as well as they did.  If the two of them were not resting at home, they were out shopping for as many fine dresses and hats as they could carry home.  

The youngest daughter, Beauty, loved to read.  “Your nose is always in a book,” her two older sisters said.  They laughed.  “No one will want you! Look at your hair.  You look like a servant girl!”  Beauty did not know why they were so mean.  But she said nothing.” As the story unfolds and the family hit highs and lows Beauty will shine and share with the world that beauty is always more than just skin deep.

Beauty and The Beast at Harpenden Public Halls will run from Saturday 7the December until Monday 30th December 2019. The venue opens one hour before the performance and the auditorium opens 30 minutes before the performance. The running times are approximately Act 1: 1 hour, Interval: 20 minutes, Act 2: 1 hour. The venue ask you to please note: the performance on 23 December at 10.30am is a relaxed/signed performance. This is family pantomime at its best so make sure you don’t miss out on one of Harpenden’s finest festive treats!

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