It’s the panto season again… O yes it is.
Stockport Plaza has now established a tradition of staging summer or spring pantomimes, and the latest offering is great Easter weekend treat for all the family
The show is the the retelling of the classic tale, as old as time itself, of Beauty and the Beast.
It has something for everyone, with just enough Disney, just enough raucous humour, slapstick and enough song and dance to keep punters happy.
And judging by the reaction from the youngsters watching and joining in the fun this production, staged by Regal entertainment certainly hits the spot.
Kiera-Nicole Brennan and James Lacey are charming in the title roles and the vain muscle-bound Gaston who is competing for Belle’s affections superbly played by Philip McGuiness.
But it is funnyman Lewis Devine who steals the show, providing the belly laughs and playing to an appreciative audience as French Frank with the aid of Si Foster as Pretty Polly, adding to the hilarity.
After leaving audiences rolling in the theatre aisles laughing with his recent performance as Buttons in Cinderella, and as Muddles in Snow White, both at St Helens, Lewis bring the same hilarity to Stockport this Easter.
And Stockport Plaza audiences may remember Philip McGuiness as Tin Man 2016’s production of The Wizard of Oz, while his panto appearances for Regal Entertainments include Captain Hook in Peter Pan.
If you’re after an Easter treat for the kids this is it.
Runs till Monday April 22.
Tickets from www.stockportplaza.co.uk.