New Theatre Royal Portsmouth produce first Christmas show since relaunch

The New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth are set to produce their first in-house Christmas show since reopening in 2015, with a new adaptation of the classic romantic fable Beauty and the Beast!

This brand-new Christmas spectacular will run from the 14th to the 31st December and, after the success of last year’s festive production, this run will also include a dedicated relaxed performance.

Written and directed by the theatre’s new chief executive, Scott Ramsay, the adaptation will offer a new twist on the world-famous folk tale.

He said: “We’re excited to be producing our own Christmas show for the first time. It’s a huge leap forward for this historic theatre that no less than three years ago didn’t even have a stage.”

With beautiful costumes and a host of colourful characters, the Christmas show will take audiences on an extraordinary adventure from the bustling streets of Portsmouth to the magical forests of Hampshire.

There will also be an opportunity for talented local youngsters to get involved in the production again this year, so stay tuned for updates on casting announcements.

Tickets are now on sale via the New Theatre Royal website » or by calling the theatre box office on 02392 649 000.