Ride the magic carpet to Flemingate this panto season

There are even more reasons to visit Flemingate this Christmas with the launch of Parkway Cinema’s first live pantomime in Beverley.

Leading entertainment company Tony Peers Productions has teamed up with independently-owned Parkway Cinema to bring Aladdin to its live theatre stage at the Flemingate centre, from Friday, December 16 until Sunday, January 1.

The popular panto boasts an all-star cast, including Children’s BBC (CBBC) actor Joe Maw, best known for his roles in award-winning children’s drama Tracy Beaker Returns and The Dumping Ground. Also joining the live production are theatrical dancers from The Fleur Elizabeth Academy of Dance.

Parkway Cinema’s fully-equipped live theatre stage, known as the Hayward Theatre, offers live entertainment from stand-up comedy to stage musicals and includes a licensed café bar for guests to enjoy a pre or post-show drink.

Cliff Baillie, General Manager of Parkway Cinema, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Tony Peers to bring Aladdin to our live theatre here at Flemingate.

“The actors have been very busy rehearsing and are really excited for their run over the festive season. It is already proving very popular with shows sold-out on Christmas Eve and limited availability on certain performances.  However, there are still lots of performances, including matinees at perfect times for family to see the show.”

Graham Tait, Flemingate Centre Manager, said: “There’s been a real buzz at Flemingate during the rehearsals for Aladdin. Everyone is really excited about Flemingate hosting a professional panto in the excellent facilities at Parkway’s Hayward Theatre.

“We’re sure many local families will appreciate being able to see a high-quality panto here in Beverley and many will want to combine their visit with Christmas shopping and something to eat at one of our many restaurants and cafes.

“The panto is yet another reason for local people or visitors to Beverley to come to Flemingate and enjoy all we have to offer.”

With a host of big retail brands, high-quality independent retailers, a great selection of dining options and a busy programme of events, the Flemingate centre is the perfect place to get all your Christmas gifts and enjoy the seasonal spirit.

Major high street names at Flemingate include Debenhams, H&M, River Island, Peacocks, Superdrug, toy retailer The Entertainer and Wilko as well as the multi-brand retailer Outfit, which features fashion must-haves from the likes of Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, Miss Selfridge and Burton. These are complemented by high-quality independents – fashion store Bolo, jeweller Guest and Philips and homewares retailer Baytree Interiors.

To give you a break from the festive shopping frenzy, Flemingate offers a wide range of food and drink options from Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Patisserie Valerie, Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Greggs and Subway to locally owned and managed independents Deli No. 1 and Riva Lounge.

Visiting Flemingate could not be easier, with a 500-space car park on site offering three hours parking for just £1 and Beverley Railway Station just a couple of minutes’ walk away.

Tickets for Aladdin can be booked through the Parkway Cinema website or call the box office on 01482 968090.

Early bird tickets are priced at £12.50 for adults, £11.50 for concessions and £38.00 for a family of four. The show has a running time of 120 minutes.