Basil Brush and Cheggers lead the Easter fun

Basil Brush and Keith Chegwin star in an Easter pantomime of Beauty and the Beast
Basil Brush and Keith Chegwin star in an Easter pantomime of Beauty and the Beast

The stages are set for an Easter of theatre – kicking off with a pantomime at the Marine Hall.

The stages are set for an Easter of theatre – kicking off with a pantomime at the Marine Hall.
On April 7, Anton Benson Productions brings Beauty and the Beast to the venue for two shows at 3pm and 7pm.
It stars Keith Chegwin as the Jolly King, Basil Brush as the Beast’s hilarious sidekick and Stevi Ritchie as laugh-out-loud comic Wally.
They are supported by a full professional cast, live musicians and young dancers from the local area. There will also be an appearance from Milkshake presenter Olivia Birchenough.
Belle lives a quiet provincial life in the village of Ooh La La until her father accidentally stumbles across a terrifying beast and she is taken captive.
Its up to Jolly King Cheggers, Village Idiot Wally, Dame Dolly Doolittle and the mysterious Fairy Tale to rescue Belle, save the day and unlock the Beast’s magical secret.
Tickets are £13 for an all-singing, all-dancing, laugh-a-minute ride.
On Sunday April 9, there’s a family show which is particularly suitable for two to seven year olds at Thornton Little Theatre – Easter Bunny’s Eggs-ellent Adventure
Join the hunt for the hidden chocolate factory and meet the Easter Bunny afterwards to receive a special Easter present!
Songs include children’s favourites Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes, Wheels On The Bus, The Hokey Cokey, One Finger, One Thumb, If You’re Happy And You Know It, and many more.
It takes place at Thornton Little Theatre, tickets are £10 and a family ticket (two adults, two children) is £36. Log on to the website www.marinehall.co.uk for links to buy tickets.