Panto to be taken to new heights!

Wed 19 Apr 2017

We're delighted to announce that Derby based Little Wolf Entertainment will be the new co-producers of this year’s pantomime Beauty and the Beast at Derby Arena for Christmas 2017.

Little Wolf Entertainment are widely considered to be the most exciting and innovative pantomime producers to have emerged in the UK in recent years. They are able to combine all the traditional elements of panto with a script that is both contemporary and hilarious.

The Little Eaton based company is known for performances of the highest calibre as well as sets and costumes that are second to none. Productions by Little Wolf Entertainment over the last two seasons have received five star national reviews.

★★★★★ "A Fresh, cohesive and riotously funny pantomime"The Stage on Cinderella at Loughborough Town Hall 2016

★★★★★ “Perfect family panto, the very best of its kind”The Stage on Aladdin at Loughborough Town Hall 2015

On the news, Peter Ireson, Head of Culture and Business Development, said: “We are excited to work together with Little Wolf to take panto in Derby to new heights.

“Such levels of theatrical accomplishment would be admirable in producers with decades of experience, to have it from two directors in their 30s is remarkable.

“We are sure that this year’s pantomime Beauty and Beast will be fantastic and deliver a great family experience”.

Little Wolf Entertainment are dedicated to producing top quality family entertainment combining the highest production values, hilarious witty scripts, brand new spectacular sets and costumes, awesome special effects and above all bucket loads of jokes.

As well as being a locally based company Co-founder and Producer Morgan Brind cut his teeth with Derby Playhouse Youth Theatre prior to attending Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

On the announcement Morgan, said: “Having grown up in in the city we are delighted to be working with the fantastic team at Derby LIVE to create a brand new production of Beauty and The Beast with a truly local feel and an exciting star cast to be announced soon!”

Alan Bowles, Co-founder and Producer at Little Wolf Entertainment, added: “We promise our sensational Christmas show at Derby Arena will be the Beast panto you’ve ever seen, you won’t Belle-ieve your eyes!”

This Christmas, audiences will go on a journey to a little French village to boo and hiss as the Wicked Witch casts a spell on the dashing Count, transforming him into a grotesque beast, condemning him to live for only two years unless he can be saved by true love.

Everyone’s favourite characters will be bought to life in this enchanting and spellbinding tale that will combine hilarious comedy, fantastic music and dance routines and lots of audience participation that will have everyone shouting ‘he’s behind you’.

Can true love set the Beast free? Only Beauty holds the power to break the Witch’s spell and give everyone a happy ever after!

Tickets are available now, with prices from £11.50 - £29.50. Don't miss the year's biggest ball - get your tickets now