Written by Alan McHugh, directed by Ian Grieve, starring regular Perth panto dame Barrie Hunter and a cast of local favourites, Beauty and the Beast in Perth Concert Hall has all the ingredients for a feast of family fun this Christmas!

Barrie Hunter (Betty Blumenthal) and AmyBeth Littlejohn (Belle) cooked up a storm at Scone Palace when they got their frocks on for a panto photo and video shoot.

Once again, Perth Concert Hall has stepped in to stage Perth’s traditional family pantomime while Perth Theatre undergoes restoration and redevelopment. Beauty and the Beast takes to the stage from Saturday 12 to Saturday 26 December.

After refusing to marry the evil Witch Queen, the arrogant Prince Sebastian has been cursed to live as a hideous beast unless he can find a maiden to fall in love with him. Not only that, the Prince’s castle and servants have also been cursed to remain in limbo until the curse is broken.

Our panto dame and her hapless son, along with their best friend, the beautiful Belle, arrive in the village on holiday with nowhere to stay. The Beast’s manservant thinks that Belle might just be the one to break the curse, and invites them to stay.

Panto director, Ian Grieve said:

“We’re putting together a great cast of local favourites, talented kids and panto regulars to make sure that, once again, Perth panto is the best in the land! We look forward to entertaining the people of Perthshire and beyond with this unmissable family festive tradition.”

Margo Baird, head of marketing at Scone Palace said:

"As the Festive Season draws a little nearer, we are delighted to host the media launch of this year’s ‘fun filled’ family panto from Horsecross Arts. We are sure Beauty and The Beast will offer fantastic entertainment for families around Perthshire at this special time of year; with colourful costumes, traditional panto puns with plenty of laughs guaranteed.”

Tickets for Beauty and the Beast in Perth Concert Hall from Saturday 12 to Saturday 26 December are available by clicking here or by calling Perth Concert Hall Box Office on 01738 621031.