Players set to put on beast of a panto

Fairlight panto 2016: Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Ken Hall. SUS-160119-075054001
Fairlight panto 2016: Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Ken Hall. SUS-160119-075054001

Fairlight Pantomime Group has been busy rehearsing for its performance of Beauty and the Beast.

The colourful show can be seen at Fairlight Village Hall from Thursday January 28 - Saturday 30 with evening performances at 7.30pm and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Fairlight panto 2016: Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Ken Hall. SUS-160119-075043001

Fairlight panto 2016: Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Ken Hall. SUS-160119-075043001

This year’s production is being produced by Jennifer Annetts and choreographed by Emily Wood.

Beauty and The Beast is a well know fairy tale, originally written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740. More recently it was made famous by Walt Disney’s animated version.

Jennifer Annetts said: “Our Pantomime version has some of those well known Disney characters like Mrs Potts and Chip but there are differences as well.

“The handsome Prince is transformed into a Beast by the wicked Countess Cruella and only a kiss from a true love can break the magic spell.”

Fairlight panto 2016: Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Ken Hall. SUS-160119-075032001

Fairlight panto 2016: Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Ken Hall. SUS-160119-075032001

Belle is played by Megan Barham and the prince is played by Ben Burford.

Tickets are on sale at Fairlight Post Office priced £3 and £7.

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Fairlight panto 2016: Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Ken Hall. SUS-160119-075018001

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