The panto season is getting into full swing in communities around the area. Brackley Players’ choice of pantomime this season is Beauty And The Beast. The story dates back to a French folk tale and is now regarded as one of the favourite pantos for adults and children alike.
Already well known locally as a singer and dancer, Isabel Coates now extends her repertoire by taking the lead role as Belle – the Beauty of the title.
Fresh from his success as the coy lover in Seasons Greetings, the part of the fearsome (Oh, yes he is ) Beast is taken by Jim Howson.
Keith Fraser is cast as Mr Cob, the baker. And his two ugly sisters, Marzipan and Charlotte, are played by Lynn Cowley and Sarah Dawe.
The part of Dame, Dolly Donut is played by Ted Webb.
Direction is in the hands of Stuart Dawe, with a strong cast including children from the local schools, dancers from the Klare Maggs Insane Dance group.
The show takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 5 and 6, at 7.30 pm and on Saturday,February 7, at 2.30 pm at Magdalen College School, Waynflete Avenue, Brackley.
Tickets £8/£6 are now on sale at Davies and Partners, Market Square, Brackley or by calling 01280 701501.
Also coming soon, the Winslow Players panto offering this year is Punch & Judy, which they are performing in Winslow Public Hall from Thursday to Saturday, February 5 to 7.
The Paulerspury Players will present its production of Sleeping Beauty from February 18 to 21 at Paulerspury Village Hall.