With the first night of Perth panto Beauty and the Beast only five weeks away, panto villain Deadly Nightshade (Amanda Beveridge) took time out from her beastly plotting to encounter a beauty of a motor outside Perth Concert Hall.

The entrancing 1938 vintage Skoda from John Clark Motor Group will adorn Perth Concert Hall’s foyer throughout the festive season as part of a sponsorship deal.

David Gilbertson, Dealer Principal for Thomson and Potter Skoda, part of the John Clark Motor Group said:

“In the past we have had a history of sponsoring the arts, so the opportunity to tie up with Horsecross Arts was a no brainer. This new association with Horsecross and the pantomime season sees us in a new league and we are very excited about our involvement.”

Head of development for Horsecross Arts, the creative organisation behind Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre, Louisa Evans said:

“As a registered charity, Horsecross Arts is reliant, for much of its operations, on the generous funding we receive from various organisations, trusts, foundations, businesses and individuals. We are hugely grateful to John Clark Motor Group for their support which enables us to continue entertaining our audiences with world-class performers and top quality shows.”

Traditional family pantomime Beauty and the Beast is written by Alan McHugh, directed by Ian Grieve and stars regular Perth panto dame Barrie Hunter and a cast of local favourites.

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.

With evil witches, fairytale princesses, a dopey dame, a startling set, classy costumes, dazzling dances, magnificent music, and laughs a plenty, Beauty and the Beast in Perth Concert Hall from Saturday 12 to Saturday 26 December is the perfect panto night out for all the family.

To buy tickets for Beauty and the Beast click here or call Perth Concert Hall Box Office on 01738 621031.