2017 Beauty and the Beast

This is only the second time we’ve done Beauty and the Beast, the previous one being in 2002

Having done the last three shows, Lauren Atkinson stood down as Children’s choreographer because she moved away from the area. Sally Capp took over, after a 6-year break, with Lucy Simpson assisting

Matt Copley and Mike Blackburn continued on Sound, but this time with a brand new digital mixer. As a result, the sound was probably the best it’s ever been. Projection was used again, and this time included video segments which we’ve not tried before. Plus a rather complicated sequence showing the transformation from Prince to Beast, and back again. Phil Wright played the Beast

The Prince was played by Rosie Dickinson, back after a 3-year break, and just before she went off to University

Steve Atkinson and Kathy Allan co-produced, for the third year, from a script by Steve. Kathy appeared on stage as well as the Chandelier, wearing a huge battery-operated headpiece