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Corrie legend confirmed for Melton panto stint this December

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

It may only be April, but the stars of this year's Melton Theatre pantomime have now been confirmed.

Melton Theatre have once again teamed up with north west pantomime company Trio Entertainment to bring the much loved enchanting story of "Beauty and The Beast" this Christmas.

Beauty and The Beast will feature Coronation Street star "Bruce Jones' who is best known for his role as "Les Battersby" in the hit ITV soap.

Bruce said: "I am really looking forward to appearing in Beauty and The Beast this Christmas. I worked with Trio last year in another pantomime and loved working with them, I love doing pantomime and the experience and can't wait to get back into the pantomime mood again and have lots of fun."

Bruce will be joined on stage by Celebrity Big Brother Finalist and X Factor star "Chris Maloney" in the role of the Beast.

Coronation Street legend Bruce Jones will be heading to Melton Theatre in December. Photo:Stock Image.

Chris says "I was in this production during Easter for the same company and we are moving the show for Christmas. Its such a fantastic show for all the family and one of the best pantomimes I have been in, I love working with Kev and all the team at Trio and can't wait to bring the show to Melton Mowbray."

Panto favourite Stuart Earp (pictured in 2022) will also be returning. Photo: NEMM

They are joined by Melton panto favourite the hilarious "Stuart Earp" as Loopy Louie who returns for his 9th year as comic at the Theatre, They are both joined by last year's fantastic dame "Jordan Bateman" as Polly Potts, "Shannon Whetnall" as Belle, "Sam Emmerson" as Gaston and Chelsey Thorley-Williams as the magical Fairy Rose along with local dancers.

Producer Kevin Brown said " We can't wait to return to Melton Theatre once again to transform the theatre into a magical space filled with lots of panto fun this December, This is our biggest show to date with costumes made by the team behind some of the west end theatre's biggest show's including speciality costumes by Mike Coltman who makes the costumes for the London Palladium and a brand new pantomime set for this year's show."

Tickets for "Beauty and The Beast" at Melton Theatre are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling the box office on 01664 851111 Beauty and The Beast runs at Melton Theatre from 14th December to 19th December 2023.

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