THE Phoenix Theatre Group are gearing up to present a festive family treat for all ages at the Sub Rooms in Stroud.

You may have already met the panto's cast and crew, when they joined the crowds at the Christmas lights switch on outside the Sub Rooms at Stroud's Goodwill Evening on December 3. 

Now you can join the troupe for their Christmas performances of the spellbinding story of Beauty and the Beast.

The show follows the fortunes of Belle, the spirited and headstrong village girl who enters an enchanted castle and melts the heart of the monstrous Beast who dwells within its walls.

Packed with songs, laughs and dazzling magic effects, performances run from Wednesday, December 22 onwards, all the way through to Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and finishing on New Year's Day.

Tickets are priced £15 - £25 and are available from

A reviewer from The Stage described the show as “An original and highly entertaining take on a classic tale."