Guildford Fringe Theatre Company has rescheduled its Beauty and the Beast at The Borough Hall, Godalming.
The show, originally due to run 12 to 26 December 2020, will now play with revised dates of 19 to 31 December 2020
Producer Nick Wyschna said: “Unfortunately one of our company members came in to contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. In order to adhere to the rules and to keep everybody safe, we immediately went into isolation, and that’s where we all are now.
"Obviously, this is not ideal for anybody, but we are determined not to give up. Our sets, costumes, lights and sound have been fitted up and all of our production costs have now been spent. We really need this show to go ahead. We are grateful that we are able to extend our run to 31 December to cover the cancelled week.
"Our first priority has always been the safety of our cast and our audience, but our second priority is to bring Christmas pantomime magic to Godalming and that is what we’re going to do. I would like to thank the company, the venue and our audience for their ongoing support during these tricky times, I can’t wait to get our wonderful show opened!”
Tickets for the socially distanced production are available online from www.GodalmingPanto.com.
The full pantomime cast includes Maria Coyne (Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Singin’ in the Rain) as Beauty with Philip Day (Oliver!, The Mousetrap) as Dame Dominique Derrière, Lily de-la-Haye (CATS, The Phantom of the Opera) as Sybil, Paul Kemble (School of Rock, Top Hat, The Sound of Music) as Monsieur Bertrand, Ben Redfern (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Potty Pascal and Jordan Wheatstone (The Little Princess, Disney’s Broadway Hits) as the Beast, with Arran Bell and Charlotte Wyschna, who have numerous professional credits, as the ensemble.
Directed by Jo Kirkland, choreographed by Charlotte Wyschna and produced by Nick Wyschna and Charlotte Wyschna for Guildford Fringe, this professional production features spectacular song and dance routines, colourful costumes and lots of fun for the whole family.