The largest arts organisation in the North-east, Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA), is set to stage two of the most magical Christmas shows in the calendar to make it a fairytale festive season for families.
At His Majesty’s Theatre, panto queen Elaine C Smith heads the cast of Aberdeen’s biggest and much-loved pantomime, this year a dazzling production of Beauty and the Beast.
And across at The Lemon Tree Studio, APA in partnership with Frozen Charlotte are staging Robin, a delightful tale of a not-so-reliant Robin trying to make the Christmas mail deliveries on time.
It’s a new show for everyone aged between three and six and their families and friends from the makers of last year’s hugely successful A Million Miles Away.
And young show-goers are invited to colour in your own Robin and post it through the show’s special post box.
Already on target to be the HMT’s SEVENTH record-breaking panto, Beauty and the Beast stars Elaine C Smith as Mrs Potty, Aberdeen favourites Alan McHugh as Dame Kitty Brewster and Jordan Young as Boabby Brewster.
Produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s foremost pantomime producer, the panto staged by the same team that presented last year’s critically-acclaimed Cinderella.
Beauty and the Beast opens at His Majesty’s Theatre on Saturday, November 29 and runs until Sunday, January 4, with performances twice daily (excluding Mondays Dec 1, 8, 15, Friday Dec 19, Thursday Dec 25 and Thursday January 1) at various times.
Robin opens at The Lemon Tree Studio on Monday, December 8 and runs until Wednesday, December 31, at 10.30am and 1.30pm Saturday to Thursday and 4pm on selected dates.
Tickets for both shows are available online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
However, we are giving away a pair of tickets (two tickets) to this year’s Panto and another pair (two tickets) to see Robin!
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is just answer this easy question:
What is the title of this year’s Panto?
Send answers on a postcard, along with your contact details, including a daytime telephone number to:
The Buchan Observer
The closing date for entries is Tuesday, December 9.