Panto season is set to roll into the new year as a production of Beauty and the Beast is set to land in the theatre.

The love story between a daughter and prince who was cursed will be held at the Muni Theatre in Colne, with shows starting on New Years Day (January 1), running until January 16.

Watch as an arrogant young prince is turned into a hideous Beast who is destined to stay that way until he learns to love and be loved in return.

Meet the beautiful Belle who turns up at the Beast's castle after he imprisons her mother. Will Belle and her friends conquer evil and lift the curse?

There's only one way to find out!

Olivia Winterflood will be taking on the role of Belle. She has performed in the West End musical ‘Kinky Boots’ and was also in the live recording that was streamed throughout the world. She has also been a character performer at Disneyland Paris.

Scott Royle is The Beast. He has been a character performer at Disneyland Paris and Universal Studios in Japan. He has also performed in numerous shows, including ‘Music of Dana Levinson’, ‘Jukebox Rouge’ and ‘Annie.

Andrew Davison takes on the role of the dashing Gaston. As well as being a dancer, actor and singer, Andrew is also a trained stunt artiste. He has performed in ‘Lord of the Flies’, was a member of Hit The Ground Running Dance Theatre Company and has performed at Universal Studios in Japan.

Isabel Gamble is The Enchantress. A dancer, actor and singer, Isabel has starred in shows including ‘Forever Dusty’, has performed on cruises ships around the world and appeared on TV shows such as ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and ‘The One Show’.

Jamie Jones has appeared in panto around the country for the last 10 years. He comes to Colne for the first time to play Dame Betty, bringing with him lots of humour, gags – and amazing costumes he has designed and made himself.

Rikki Stone returns to Colne for the second year – this time to play colourful, comedy character Mr Potty. No stranger to performing in pantos, this cheeky chappie will bring all the slapstick humour you’ll need.

Producer, James Shone, said: “I am so excited to be bringing pantomime back to Colne.

"It's a brilliant production and we have such a strong cast to deliver this up-to-date pantomime version of the classic story.

“There is something for the whole family and I know that everyone will have an enjoyable time.”