Macrobert theatre unveils its festive season

Stirling's macrobert theatre is ready for its panto season
Stirling's macrobert theatre is ready for its panto season
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Christmas is all wrapped up for audiences at the macrobert this festive season, with a trio of shows guaranteeing there will be something for everyone on the Stirling stage.

This year’s traditional panto is ‘Beauty and the Beast’, written by Johnny McKnight, with a special twist on the classic tale.

For younger audiences there’s the premiere of ‘The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot’ – an adventure for ages three to six about gifts, friendship and eating your vegetables!

Meanwhile Scottish Dance Theatre’s interactive dance playroom ‘Innocence’ has been specially adapted for children aged up to three.

‘Beauty And The Beast’ sees Stirling Stella hit by recession and Bunty Buntock is worried about her two children, Belle and Sebastian. Belle is sick of men – especially her psycho-ex, Gaston, who keeps slapping his thighs and declaring Belle his prize. All Belle wants is her equal – oh, and to win the Stirling Stella Showchoir competition.

Sebastian is tired of being the silly billy – if only the local evil witch Valentina Rizzla would notice him. And think on poor Prince Matthew Creepy-Crawley, confined to the ground of Bouffin Abbey.

He used to be the heart-throb of Stirling Stella and now. thanks to an evil curse, he’s scarier than Bigfoot. ‘Beauty And The Beast’ is the greatest love story in the pantosphere.

A spokesperson for the theatre said: “This season, macrobert is delighted to announce a packed programme to delight everyone from newborns to grandpas!”

‘Beauty And The Beast’ is on from Wednesday, November 27 to Sunday, January 5. Tickets are priced £12 - £18

‘The Little Boy That Santa Claus’ Forgot is on from Tuesday, December 3 - Sunday, December 29 (not Mon 9, Mon 16, Mon 23, Wed 25 or Thu 26) Tickets are £9 (£7.50 conc)

Innocence is on from Tuesday, December 10 to Sunday, December 22. Tickets are £8 (£6 conc).

Times for all performances vary. For full details or to book tickets go to www.macrobert.org or call (01786) 466666.