All-star cast set for BBC Two panto

Lily James, David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Miranda Hart and Lenny Henry are among the cast of this year’s BBC Two festive panto.

Beauty and the Beast has been turned into this year’s show, with the help of writers Ben Crocker, Dawson Bros and Richard Curtis.

James will star as Beauty, alongside Oliver Chris as The Beast.

The cast will also include Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Sian Gibson, Susan Wokoma, Celia Imrie, Simon Bird, Pam Ferris and Tom Rosenthal.

Guest stars include Miranda Hart, Lenny Henry, David Tennant, David Walliams and Michael Sheen. Illustrations will once again be provided by Quentin Blake, as he did for last year’s show, Cinderella.

The show is hoping to raise money for Comic Relief.

Beauty And The Beast – A Pantomime for Comic Relief will air on Sunday 19th December at 9pm on BBC Two.


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