Pantomime puts Christmas first

Ellie King's Beauty and the Beast runs in Surrey until December 26.

Above, Anita Brusch (Jennifer Campbell) kicks it up with Const. Hanz (Mark Manning, left) and Const. Footz (Danni Bergeron) during a performance of Ellie King’s Beauty and the Beast at the Surrey Arts Centre on Dec. 18.

Below, Frau Winifreda Schackenbacken (Alan Cedergreen) rides through town with Licketyschplitz Police Department officers in tow.

The British pantomime, put together by the Royal Canadian Theatre Company, runs until Dec. 26 in Surrey, and moves to the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge on Dec. 30 and 31. For tickets, visit rctheatreco.com