‘Beauty’ of a panto hits Surrey Arts Centre stage (photo gallery and video)

Royal Canadian production at the Bear Creek Park theatre until Dec. 26

Alan Cedargreen plays Frau Schackenbacken in the 'Beauty and the Beast' panto production staged at Surrey Arts Centre from Dec. 16 to 26.

Alan Cedargreen plays Frau Schackenbacken in the 'Beauty and the Beast' panto production staged at Surrey Arts Centre from Dec. 16 to 26.

SURREY — A fun-filled pantomime version of the “Beauty and the Beast” story hits the stage at Surrey Arts Centre starting tonight (Friday).

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company show, directed by longtime panto fan and writer Ellie King, puts a comedic twist on a classic tale of love, bravery and second chances.

The production continues until Dec. 26, followed by some dates at the The ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge. Visit Rctheatreco.com for more show details, or CLICK HERE.

Now contributor Gord Goble was at a dress rehearsal on Thursday (Dec. 15) to photograph and video the action seen below: