Theatre club members prepare to take to stage with family favourite

Alnwick Theatre Club present Beauty and the Beast at Alnwick Playhouse. Picture by Mary Scott.
Alnwick Theatre Club present Beauty and the Beast at Alnwick Playhouse. Picture by Mary Scott.

The finishing touches are being made and the last few rehearsals are taking place as Alnwick Theatre Club prepares for its annual pantomime performance.

The amateur dramatics group will take to the Alnwick Playhouse stage with Beauty and the Beast on Friday and Saturday, and again from next Wednesday to Saturday.

Alnwick Theatre Club present Beauty and the Beast at Alnwick Playhouse. Picture by Mary Scott.

Alnwick Theatre Club present Beauty and the Beast at Alnwick Playhouse. Picture by Mary Scott.

The script, by Alan Frayn, is a brilliant adaptation of the traditional story and contains plenty of comedy and originality.

As well as the well-known storyline, there are many new twists along the way, ensuring side-splitting and action-packed adventures.

The panto contains the usual principal boy (the prince/beast), principal girl (Belle) and the panto dame, and has enough comedy characters and villains to get the audience laughing, hissing and booing throughout.

And on Wednesday night’s performance 10 per cent of the ticket sales at the box office will be donated to the Evie Campbell Fund, to help support the Shilbottle youngster who has Diamond Blackfan Anaemia.

Alnwick Theatre Club present Beauty and the Beast at Alnwick Playhouse. Picture by Mary Scott.

Alnwick Theatre Club present Beauty and the Beast at Alnwick Playhouse. Picture by Mary Scott.

Beauty and the Beast will be staged on Friday at 7.30pm, and Saturday at 2pm and 7.30pm. It will be on nightly at 7.30pm from Wednesday, with a matinee on Saturday, January 27 at 2pm. Tickets for the matinees are selling fast.

Book your seats at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or call 01665 510785.

Alnwick Theatre Club present Beauty and the Beast at Alnwick Playhouse. Picture by Mary Scott.

Alnwick Theatre Club present Beauty and the Beast at Alnwick Playhouse. Picture by Mary Scott.

Alnwick Theatre Club present Beauty and the Beast at Alnwick Playhouse. Picture by Mary Scott.

Alnwick Theatre Club present Beauty and the Beast at Alnwick Playhouse. Picture by Mary Scott.