TV and West End star, John Partridge, makes a festive detour to appear in Horsham’s enchanting pantomime, Beauty And The Beast this month. The much-anticipated show opens on Fri 1 Dec and will be gracing the stage at The Capitol until its grand finale on New Year’s Eve. Be prepared to immerse yourself in the timeless classic love story as it unfolds before your eyes.

Under the artistic direction of Julie Atherton, this family-friendly show aims to be the ultimate treat for everyone. Get ready to be swept away by the age-old tale of love, transformation and courage, all portrayed by a remarkable cast. At The Capitol, the heart of Horsham’s entertainment scene, a dedicated and talented team has crafted a bespoke set that promises to transport everyone into the enchanting world of Beauty And The Beast. The show is sure to be a visual spectacle filled with delightful surprises.

The versatile actor, dancer, singer and presenter, John Partridge, takes on the role of Captain Gastoff. Widely recognized for his compelling performances on both screen and stage, he’s graced our TVs as Christian Clarke in BBC’s EastEnders and brought the iconic Rum Tum Tugger to life in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. More recently, he’s showcased his talent as Julius Caesar in the captivating Netflix series Cleopatra and Augustus in the audio drama Vergil. He’s stepping away from captivating audiences as Hugo/Loco Chanelle in the highly successful UK Tour of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (which recently made a dazzling stop at the Theatre Royal Brighton) to star in Horsham’s festive production.

Joining him, Lizzie Emery brings grace, charm and a modern twist to the beloved character of Princess Belle. While West End star, Chris Jenkins, is all set to deliver an enchanting performance, transforming from a fearsome beast into a noble prince.

Returning after his popular performance in Cinderella last year, James Camp, will dazzle the audience with his portrayal of Fromage. Also making a welcome return to The Capitol, Alison Arnopp takes on the role of Madame Dubonnet and is set to shine as a stand-out star in this year’s show.

Known for his comedic brilliance and magnetic stage presence, Justin Brett takes a break from the Showstopper! Tour to embody the larger-than-life character of Dame Susie Saucisson, ensuring an entertaining and hilarious experience for the audience. Get ready for heart-stealing scenes, uproarious laughter and unforgettable memories, as Mike Slader is also poised to take on the role of Pickle.

For bookings (starting at £20) and more information, including details of relaxed and accessible performances, tactile tours, offers and group discounts, head to:

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