‘The triumph – and it is a triumph – of Chris Jordan and the company is to create a production which stays true to all the wonderful pantomime traditions, but which is also inventive, intelligent and adventurous.’ – The Eastbourne Herald
‘This pantomime is a great festive treat which put a smile on everyone’s faces…’ The Argus, Eastbourne
‘Of course there is a slapstick scene, but it’s the slickest and cleverest you’ll see.’ – The Eastbourne Herald
‘There’s nothing better than an excellent pantomime coming up to Christmas, and this one has the lot. 5 stars!’ – The Latest Magazine
‘…the total effect is magnificent. In the big numbers, the theatre just floods with dazzling light and glorious sound. It is fabulously dressed, and every single dance step is pin-sharp’ – The Eastbourne Herald
The Eastbourne pantomime audience just keeps on growing and growing and 2014 was no exception as Hollyoaks and West End actress Carley Stenson headlined the cast in Beauty and the Beast at the Devonshire Park Theatre.
Carley was joined by Eastbourne’s favourite Dame Martyn Knight and comedy legend Tucker who once again had the audience rolling around the aisles with laughter!
This show was packed with all the elements that make an Eastbourne pantomime so memorable; live music and comedy fun with stunning costumes and glittering sets.
‘All the elements are there – the heroine and hero, the boos and cheers, the big musical numbers, the slapstick, the dazzling visual spectacle, the broad humour.’ – The Eastbourne Herald
‘… full of jokes, drama, song and dance as well some special stage craft that had the children entertained throughout.’ – The Argus, Eastbourne
‘There is no stinting on the special effects, sparkle and frocks, witty dialogue, loads of songs, set pieces and audience participation.’ – The Latest Magazine
‘And the climax captures the real magic of pantomime: that a show which has had you in stitches with slapstick can turn, in minutes, into something mesmerising.’ – The Eastbourne Herald