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Beauty and the Beast at the Alive Corn Exchange in King's Lynn is a great show for all the family.

Taking the traditions of the familiar pantomime the show is slick, fast paced, fun and has a talented cast.

Led strongly by director and Dame Ian Marr, playing the uproarious Dame Dotty, his deep Northern voice lends to the laughs, especially when interacting with the audience and poor Kevin on the front row.

Launch Day for the 2021 King's Lynn Corn Exchange Family Panto Beauty and the Beast (From Weds 8th Dec to Friday 31st Dec...Panto Cast Members line up for the Photo Call at the Corn Exchange.. (51419184)
Launch Day for the 2021 King's Lynn Corn Exchange Family Panto Beauty and the Beast (From Weds 8th Dec to Friday 31st Dec...Panto Cast Members line up for the Photo Call at the Corn Exchange.. (51419184)

Scott Cripps is back by popular demand and an absolute hit with the kids and adults alike, playing hapless son of the Dame, Potty Pierre.

The duo's physical and humorous on stage relationship is slapstick, bumbling and hilarious getting laugh out loud lols regularly with some really good jokes.

The entrance of Prince Gallant, played by Alex Scott, in Act I is not to be missed, and in fact his exits are equally as funny.

Launch Day for the 2021 King's Lynn Corn Exchange Family Panto Beauty and the Beast (From Weds 8th Dec to Friday 31st Dec...Panto Cast Members line up for the Photo Call at the Corn Exchange.. (51419266)
Launch Day for the 2021 King's Lynn Corn Exchange Family Panto Beauty and the Beast (From Weds 8th Dec to Friday 31st Dec...Panto Cast Members line up for the Photo Call at the Corn Exchange.. (51419266)

This is a talented actor who plays the foppish arrogant prince who is transformed into the beast and his vocal and acting skills shine in Act II.

Maisie Melia-Redgrave plays Beauty with charm and her interaction with Steven Pinder depicting her father Jean -Jaques is heart-warming.

The good and bad fairies were equal in aplomb with Kate Milner-Evans and Alex Bowen showing their all round theatre skills in their wand-off scenes.

Launch Day for the 2021 King's Lynn Corn Exchange Family Panto Beauty and the Beast (From Weds 8th Dec to Friday 31st Dec...Panto Cast Members line up for the Photo Call at the Corn Exchange.. (51419267)
Launch Day for the 2021 King's Lynn Corn Exchange Family Panto Beauty and the Beast (From Weds 8th Dec to Friday 31st Dec...Panto Cast Members line up for the Photo Call at the Corn Exchange.. (51419267)

The songs were a mixture of traditional and pop that youngsters would recognise and gave a good mix of genres with an hilarious ABBA medley.

It was great to see the band in the orchestra pit led by musical director Michael Cullen or 'Uncle Michael' as the cast referred to him, and the audience clapped and danced.

The talented group of senior dancers and ensemble worked hard featuring Bethany Hall, Hannah Melvin, Joshua Orpin, Jack Palmer in their respective performances.

Launch Day for the 2021 King's Lynn Corn Exchange Family Panto Beauty and the Beast (From Weds 8th Dec to Friday 31st Dec...Panto Cast Members line up for the Photo Call at the Corn Exchange.. (51418941)
Launch Day for the 2021 King's Lynn Corn Exchange Family Panto Beauty and the Beast (From Weds 8th Dec to Friday 31st Dec...Panto Cast Members line up for the Photo Call at the Corn Exchange.. (51418941)

Costumes were spectacular, sparkly and detailed, especially the Dame's comic dresses and Beauty's stunning ball gowns which are a must-see.

Produced by Jordan Productions this pantomime is modern, whilst keeping the traditions of pantomime that the Lynn audience know and love.

This Sunday afternoon performance was the perfect festive family treat which delighted the younger children who dressed up in their costumes to visit the theatre.

Mayor Harry Humphrey and his wife Brenda attended Beauty and the Beast at Alive Corn Exchange, Lynn. (53670155)
Mayor Harry Humphrey and his wife Brenda attended Beauty and the Beast at Alive Corn Exchange, Lynn. (53670155)

Mayor Harry Hunphrey and his wife Brenda attended the Lynn pantomime for the first time and Mr Humphrey said: "It was very very good.

"It is nice to be silly-laughing and the story-line is touching and has a good lesson."

Catch this family pantomime which is running until December 31 as it is one not to be missed. Given a distinctly Gallic flavour with its French setting, this is both a French fancy and has something of a French polish about it. Oui Oui!

Launch Day for the 2021 King's Lynn Corn Exchange Family Panto Beauty and the Beast (From Weds 8th Dec to Friday 31st Dec...Panto Cast Members line up for the Photo Call at the Corn Exchange.. (51418819)
Launch Day for the 2021 King's Lynn Corn Exchange Family Panto Beauty and the Beast (From Weds 8th Dec to Friday 31st Dec...Panto Cast Members line up for the Photo Call at the Corn Exchange.. (51418819)

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