A TALE as old as time is coming to Halesowen in January as Startime Variety perform their festive pantomime.

The group will put on Beauty and the Beast at Cornbow Hall from Wednesday January 7 to Saturday January 20.

Written and produced by Holly Mills who also produced last year’s Pantomime Sleeping Beauty, the show will star Gemma Mills and Lee Ralph – in his first principal role.

There are also new and original characters, such as Boone Garçon and a narrator, with an original song written by Holly and Gemma.

Tickets, which can be bought by calling 07901 055685 or at www.startimevariety.co.uk, cost £10 for adults and £9 for concessions, while family tickets for two adults and two children are also available.