Suzanne Shaw to be Belle in Chesterfield panto

Published: 29 June 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Suzanne Shaw takes the role of Belle
Thomas Redgrave will play Gaston
Andrew Fleming will be Philippe Philoppe

Suzanne Shaw will play Belle in Beauty and the Beast, the 2021 panto at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre.

A seasoned panto performer, Shaw shot to fame as a member of the group Hear'Say. After the break-up of the band in 2002, she played Roxie Hart in the West End production of Chicago, the narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show.

The cast of Beauty and the Beast also includes Thomas Redgrave from Britain's Got Talent winners Collabro as Gaston and Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Andrew Fleming as Philippe Philoppe.

Pantomime producer Paul Holman said, "after a very challenging time, I think we're all ready for some good old-fashioned fun, laughter and panto magic.

"We're pulling out all the stops to make this Chesterfield's most spectacular pantomime yet. As well as a fantastically talented cast, there will be breath-taking special effects, glittering scenery and costumes and plenty of traditional audience participation to keep the whole family entertained."

Beauty and the Beast will run from Friday 3 December until Sunday 2 January 2022.