Saturday 25 November 2023 – 1:30 pm

Doors open 1 hour before show starts

Join us for a BEAST of a tale that’s as old as time as Tom Rolfe Productions present a real BEAUTY of a pantomime with stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and hilarious comedy!

After the success of last years Christmas pantomime ‘Cinderella’ Tom Rolfe productions can’t wait to return to The Empire with another brand new action packed production offering something for all the family!

Will Gaston win the hand of his one true love? Will Belle fall for the Beast? Will everyone live happily ever after? Find out by booking your tickets today.

Blackburn Empire Theatre is thrilled to announce that 90s pop sensation “Lolly” will be taking on the role of the Enchantress in Tom Rolfe’s production of Beauty and the Beast this Christmas.After last year’s pantomime “Cinderella”, which was the theatre’s most successful panto ever, this year’s much-anticipated show will run from 25thNovember to 31stDecember 2023, and tickets are already on sale.

Lolly, known for her infectious pop hits and vibrant stage presence, rose to fame in the late 90s with chart-topping songs like “Hey Mickey” and “Big Boys Don’t Cry.” Now, she brings her undeniable talent and charisma to the Blackburn stage as she takes on the role of The Enchantress.

The Enchantress casts a powerful spell on the Beast and his castle. In her initial appearance, she disguises herself as an old woman and tests the prince’s character by offering him a rose in exchange for shelter. When he rejects her due to her appearance, she reveals her true form as a beautiful enchantress and punishes him by transforming him into a Beast and his servants into household objects.

The Enchantress’s spell can only be broken if the Beast learns to love and be loved in return before the last petal of the enchanted rose falls. Otherwise, he will remain a Beast forever.
With our Prince (or Beast) already announced as X Factor’s Johnny Wright, we can’t wait to bring you more exciting news in the coming weeks.

Early booking advised due to limited performances! Discount available for school parties and large groups. Contact box office on our dedicated phone line 01254 685515 (Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm) or email for further info.