Beauty and the Beast

09 December 2021 - 31 December 2021

Central Theatre, Chatham


Medway audiences were given a massive Swashbuckle salute when none other than Swashbuckle’s Captain Captain, actress Jennie Dale, starred as Fairy Formidable in 2021’s dazzling panto Beauty and the Beast at The Central Theatre.

The CBeebies star lead a sensational line-up that also includes EastEnders legend Todd Carty as Beauty’s father along with Matt Lapinskas (Dancing in Ice, EastEnders) as the Prince/Beast and returning to The Central Theatre pantomime is the hilarious Michael Neilson as Dame Dotty.

Beauty and the Beast tells the classic fairy-tale story in true panto style. A baddie wanting boos, goodies with some gags, a heroine in hot water…. But what has happened to the handsome prince?

Beauty & the Beast

Cast & Creatives

Jennie Dale

Fairy Fomidable

Todd Carty

Jean Jacques

Matt Lapinskas


Michael Neilson

Dame Dotty

Dave Bibby

Potty Pierre

Hannah Boyce


Abigail Jaye


  • Written by: Chris Jordan
  • Directed by: Flik Swan
  • Choreographed by: Matt Nicholson
  • Musical Direction by: Liam Holmes

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