Tickets to Perth’s traditional family panto Beauty and the Beast are on sale now and Early Birds can pick up a discount on two evening performances if they book before Tuesday 30 June.

Directed by Ian Grieve, written by Alan McHugh and starring Perth’s favourite panto dame; Barrie Hunter (Jack and the Beanstalk, Mother Goose, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty), Beauty and the Beast runs in Perth Concert Hall from Saturday 12 until 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.

Will the Witch Queen's pet monster succeed in keeping everyone prisoner in the castle, whilst keeping visitors at bay? Will Belle break the curse before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose? Will the Beast learn some manners and charm Belle? Will local heart throb, Blair Atholl, convince Belle he is the man for her and ruin everything? Will the dame and her laddie cause havoc wherever they go? Oh yes they will!

Join our evil witch, cursed prince, fairytale princess, dopey dame, her stupid son, and a castle full of enchanted prisoners to cheer the goodies and boo the baddies and discover if love will win the day. Throw in a startling set, classy costumes, dazzling dances, magnificent music, and laughs aplenty, and you have the perfect panto night out for all the family.

Book before Tuesday 30 June for £11 tickets (+£1.50 booking fee) for the evening performances on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 December. For tickets and info contact Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031 click here.