The Bunbury Players return to Mildenhall

Some of the cast of The Bunbury Players 2017 pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.
Some of the cast of The Bunbury Players 2017 pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.

The Bunbury Players return to Mildenhall’s Jubilee Centre for this year’s pantomime, Beauty and the Beast, from February 15 to 18.

The story pits the evil fairy Bovver Boots against the prim and proper Goody Two Shoes.

Meet Belle, our book loving heroine, her doting father Claude, and beautiful younger sister Smelle.

This family, and their lovable old steed Dobbin, have a peaceful existence in the small French town of Mildenhall until disaster strikes and throws their perfect world into chaos.

Taken prisoner by the terrifying Beast, can Belle be rescued by her would-be-suitor Carlos and his protégée Chico? Or will her presence in the castle, and a little guidance from his long-term servant Pierre, serve to change the Beast for the better?

Sprinkle in a host of other eccentric characters and you have a laugh-a-minute evening you are guaranteed not to forget.

This year the Bunbury players have put together an all-star cast of talent, featuring veteran performers as well as a whole host of members making their debut with the group.

The directing team of Jack Cutting and Hannah Strathern, long-standing members of the group who have this year stepped off the stage and behind the scenes for the first time, said: “Directing this show has proved more challenging than we ever could have imagined but we are so pleased with how the cast has pulled together.

“This is going to be the best pantomime the Bunbury’s have ever done.”

With some of the most ambitious dance routines yet and modern numbers which are sure to have you singing along such as the smash hit ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ this is a show not to be missed!

Performances from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 are at 7.30pm, and at 2pm and 7.30pm on Saturday 18.

Tickets are priced at £8 adults, £6 under 16s and concessions, and a family ticket is available for £25 (two adults and two concessions).

All tickets are £6 for the Wednesday performance.

Tickets can be purchased from www.ticketsource.co.uk/bunburyplayers or from Milpets, Market Place, Mildenhall.