Panto stars Carly Stenson and Emily Bull joined others members of the cast this week as rehearsals for Beauty and the Beast began at Devonshire Park.
Carly, of Hollyoaks and West End fame, will transform into wicked sorceress Malevolent and Emily will become Belle in a French-style fairytale which opens next Friday (December 12).
They will be joined by pantomime dame Martyn Knight and Tucker as the stage is transformed into the French town of Chevanne - complete with imposing castle and magical forest.
Writer and Director Chris Jordan said: “We’re combining the best bits of the fairy tale with the best ingredients of panto to produce what we believe to be our best Eastbourne panto yet.
Beauty and the Beast runs from December 12-January 11 - call 01323 412000.