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Published : 01/Sep/2020

We are very sad to announce that this year's pantomime BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has been postponed until 2021.

Theatre Severn and Evolution Productions have reluctantly reached this decision following government advice that it will not be possible, until November at the earliest, to clarify whether indoor performances can take place without social distancing. Due to this ongoing uncertainty we have concluded that a postponement is the most sensible decision.

We kindly ask that ticketholders do not contact us at this time. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be contacting all ticketholders directly with further advice about their bookings. We appreciate your patience while we work through this. All ticketholders will be able to transfer their bookings to next year.

David Jack, Venues and Programme Manager said "We waited as long as we could and have made this decision with the heaviest hearts, because we know how much our audiences love their annual visit to see the pantomime here. However, the continued uncertainty around when we’ll be allowed to re-open the theatre at full capacity has left us with no choice.

Beauty and the Beast will now happen in 2021 and we intend to bring audiences a fantastic show, bigger and better than ever. We are exploring alternative plans for the forthcoming Christmas season and will share any news with our audiences when appropriate."

Writer, Director and Producer of the pantomime, Paul Hendy from Evolution Productions said "The thought of Christmas without pantomime is incredibly upsetting. I’m a local lad and I love Theatre Severn; I know our audiences are wonderful and I know they will understand this decision and be supportive of it. Will the Theatre Severn pantomime return? Oh yes it will!"

Our legendary Dame Brad Fitt, star of Theatre Severn pantomimes since 2011 also asked us to share this message, "I'm devastated that my tenth pantomime in my beloved Shropshire has had to be postponed. I know that Evolution Pantomimes and Theatre Severn have not taken this decision lightly but without further clarification from the government, the uncertainty around restrictions gives them no choice. I shall miss you all of course but, we will be back. Love to you all."

During this difficult year, we have been so grateful to our audiences for your support and understanding. We know you all love panto season as much as we do, and we can’t wait to share this spectacular show with you next year. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will return Fri 3 Dec 2021 – Sun 2 Jan 2022, bigger and better than ever!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2021-22 performance schedule

Fri 3 Dec | 6pm
Sat 4 Dec | 1pm & 5pm
Sun 5 Dec | 1pm & 5pm

Fri 10 Dec | 6pm
Sat 11 Dec | 1pm & 5pm
Sun 12 Dec | 1pm & 5pm

Thu 16 Dec | 6pm

Sat 18 Dec | 10.15am, 2pm & 6pm
Sun 19 Dec | 2pm & 6pm
Mon 20 Dec | 2pm & 6pm
Tue 21 Dec | 2pm & 6pm
Wed 22 Dec | 2pm & 6pm
Thu 23 Dec | 2pm & 6pm
Fri 24 Dec | 10.15am & 2pm

Sun 26 Dec | 2pm & 6pm
Mon 27 Dec | 2pm & 6pm
Tue 28 Dec | 2pm & 6pm
Wed 29 Dec | 2pm & 6pm
Thu 30 Dec | 10.15am, 2pm & 6pm

Sat 1 Jan | 2pm & 6pm
Sun 2 Jan | 1pm & 5pm

3 -12 Dec £26.50 - £20 | child £2 off | group 10+ discount
16 Dec - 2 Jan £27.50 - £21  | child £2 off