Details have been announced for this year's 'Muslim panto' ahead of the festive period.

'Beauty and the Balaah (Bal-la)' puts a unique Halal twist on Disney's timeless classic, Beauty and the Beast.  This rendition weaves South Asian and Muslim references into the beloved story.
Set in a picturesque village where tradition and modernity harmoniously coexist, 'Beauty and the Balaah' introduces audiences to a spirited young Hijabi girl named Aisha. 
The storyline follows the journey of a young prince, Balaah, who is transformed into a hideous creature by the benevolent Fairy Noor after falling prey to cruelty and greed under the influence of an evil wizard.

To break the curse and regain his human form, Balaah embarks on a quest to learn the true meaning of love and kindness. When Aisha courageously enters his enchanted castle, she discovers the goodness that lies beneath his monstrous exterior, demonstrating that beauty is more than skin deep.
The panto's the lead character, Aisha, will be brought to life by the Iman Akhtar, who hails from Glasgow. 

This year's production is written and produced by the renowned actor and writer Abdullah Afzal, well-known for his contributions to Citizen Khan and his previous work on the Muslim Panto.

All performances of the production are in support of Penny Appeal's Winter Aid, a charitable initiative aimed at providing essential support to those in need in areas including Pakistan, Afghanistan and Palestine. 
Beauty and the Balaah will embark on a nationwide tour starting in early December, with up to 60 performances scheduled across the UK through January. 

The show aims to replicate the success of the previous production, "Cinder'Aliyah," which sold out within 48 hours of ticket sales opening.

Tickets and a full tour listing can be viewed by CLICK HERE