New Mills panto cast switch on festive lights

Belle and her Prince from the cast of New Mills Art Theatre pantomime Beauty and the Beast were the guests of honour who switched on the town’s Christmas lights on Saturday.

The couple then joined fellow cast members on the Art Theatre Pantomime stall singing a medley of songs from the show.

Tony Audenshaw, star of Emmerdale and New Mills Art Theatre Advocate,  is pictured above on the Beauty and The Beast Tombola stall that raised £267 for the Art Theatre.

Tickets for Beauty and The Beast are on sale now for all performances from January 27-29 and February 3-4.

You can book tickets online at or telephone 07983 344 862, email or call in at the Art Theatre Box office on Sundays up until December 18 between 10am and 10.45am.

There are three matinees including the very popular Sunday matinee – but you must book soon as matinees are always full houses.