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So Long Beauty, and Thanks for all the Laughs!
09 Jan 2023

The curtain has fallen on the final performance of Beauty and the Beast, at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury, with more than 41,000 tickets sold during panto season.

All good things come to an end and so we must wave goodbye to our fabulous pantomime Beauty and The Beast at Theatre Severn and to dame Brad Fitt and his talented crew.

The Evolution Pantomimes production has been centre stage at the theatre since November, entertaining over 41,000 audience members over 67 performances - and attracting rave reviews. Our own editor Katy Rink described it as 'absolutely marvellous mayhem' in her review - read it HERE

Beauty and the Beast at Theatre Severn seated at dinner

Samantha Dorrance as Beauty and Tom Carter-Miles as The Beast in panto at Theatre Severn

Rob Gittins, Shropshire Council's Cabinet member for cuture and digital, said: "Audiences have flocked to our theatre for the extended panto season and it has been enormously well received. People have shown their love for the tradition of panto and our staff at Theatre Severn, both backstage and front of house have helped make it a memorable occasion for thousands of people.

“Praise must also go to Evolution Pantomimes, Brad Fitt as our dame/ director and producer Paul Hendy for delivering yet another magical production, and we are already preparing for the next season when our theatre will be hosting Jack and the Beanstalk.”

David Jack, Shropshire Council’s theatre manager, said it had been a 'spectacular run', adding: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to our amazing company, the backstage crew, Evolution Pantomimes and all the theatre staff who have worked tirelessly to bring another successful season to Shrewsbury. Also, to the 41,000 people who came through our doors and helped make the shows so much fun for us all – you all helped make the magic happen.”

Tickets have already gone on sale for next year's panto Jack and the Beanstalk - see the full programme of events at Theatre Severn for 2023 and book your tickets HERE