The Riverfront’s pantomime has been a Newport favourite for many years and after their roaring success with the adventure of Robin Hood, that welcomed over 27,000 people into the theatre and left everyone wanting more, we have all been desperately curious to find out what they’ve got in store for us next. 

The time has finally come, The Riverfront has just announced BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is this years. Written and directed by Richard Gauntlett, who brought last year’s Robin Hood to life, Beauty and the Beast is coming to The Riverfront stage later this year for a fabulous festive treat. 

Beauty and the Beast – The Riverfront

When an arrogant Prince is cursed to live as a beast his only hope of salvation is to find love – when a charming village girl, Rose, comes into his life, is this the chance he has been waiting for? Can Rose see beyond the hideous beast before it is too late? Can the evil Hecate seek her revenge? 

Join The Riverfront for the enchanting family pantomime, Beauty and the Beast, this Christmas. With a magical transformation, side-splitting comedy, music, dance, stunning sets and costumes, this extraordinary show has all the ingredients for yet another record-breaking pantomime.  

Gemma Durham, Head of Theatre and Arts told us…..

“We are delighted to announce the title of our next pantomime. Beauty and the Beast is sure to be another festive, fun-filled family adventure. The pantomime is an exciting part of our annual programme here at The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre and is the perfect opportunity to introduce children to the magic and excitement of live theatre.”

What better way to welcome back the family-favourite show than announcing the return of Newport favourite, Richard Elis. 

You can look back at our review of Robin Hood – HERE.

Richard Elis (Much) – Robin Hood 2022

The Riverfront were excited to announce that everyone’s favourite festive funny man will be back on stage in November, but his character is yet to be revealed, so keep your eyes peeled for more announcements about the production. 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be on stage from 29th November until 6th January 2024. 

Whether you’re wanting to laugh out loud with friends or enjoy a magical evening with your family, we already know, this pantomime is an essential event for your festive Calendar.  Tickets to the enchanted pantomime are on sale from Friday 24th February.