Comic Relief to stage Beauty And The Beast pantomime

Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 8:18am

  • BBC Two is to air Beauty And The Beast: A Comic Relief Pantomime this Christmas
  • The new special follows on from the star-studded Cinderella production broadcast last December
  • The channel says: "The world's funniest AND most star-studded pantomime is back!"
Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime For Christmas. Copyright: Crook Productions

Beauty And The Beast: A Comic Relief Pantomime will air on BBC Two this Christmas.

The show will follow-on from last year's Zoom-based Cinderella production (pictured), which aired on Christmas Eve.

The BBC confirms: "'Oh no it isn't', 'Oh, yes, it is.' The world's funniest AND most star-studded pantomime is back!

"Last year's Cinderella starred Regé-Jean Page, Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, Guz Khan, Anya Taylor Joy and 007 himself, Daniel Craig as the horse Wheezy Jeff. And they raised nearly £900,000 for Comic Relief. Now it's back as some of the original stars return alongside an exciting new stellar cast to light up BBC Two's screens at Christmas.

"But what will the cast do with the classic, Beauty And The Beast? There promises to be some clever cameras tricks, surprising moments of comedy and of course big guest stars popping up."

The hour-long special will be written by Ben Crocker and The Dawson Bros. Casting details and the broadcast date will be announced nearer Christmas.

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