Gallery: Barton Players drama group panto prepare to stage Beauty and the Beast

The Barton Players present Beauty and The Beast which opens at Great Barton Village Hall on Thursday

The Barton Players present Beauty and The Beast which opens at Great Barton Village Hall on Thursday. Katie Wright as Belle, Derek Bourke, the Beast and Ben Young, Prince Danton - Credit: Andy Abbott

Pantomime season is in full swing in one west Suffolk village as an amateur dramatic group hopes its annual production will be more beauty than beast.

The Barton Players will run four performances of their annual pantomime Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This year’s production of Beauty and the Beast has a cast of more than 40 members, ranging in age from eight to 80.

Director Caroline Ranson has promised the show will make spectators laugh and cry, with the love story between Belle and the Beast contrasting with the comedy routines of ‘village beauticians’ Stephanie Cook and Steve Chapman.

Evening shows at Great Barton Village Hall start at 7pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2pm.


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To book tickets call Betty Blades on 01359 231413.

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