Enchanting tale is a real beauty

PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 October 2010 | UPDATED: 13:49 21 October 2010




AWARD-WINNING Bristol Light Opera Club brings to life a tale as old as time at The Bristol Hippodrome - Disney's Beauty And The Beast.

One of the most popular and enchantingly romantic fables ever told, with a cast of magical characters including Mrs Potts and Chip, the hilarious double act Lumiere and Cogsworth, Gaston the town hero and, of course, the beautiful Belle and fearsome yet kind-hearted Beast.

This enchanting story takes audiences from a small provincial town in France, through the shadow-filled woods to the Beast’s mysterious castle, all accompanied by the well-loved songs from the show, including Tale As Old As Time, Be Our Guest, Human Again and Beauty and the Beast.

Joining BLOC this year as the Beast is Brendan Casey, who hails all the way from New Zealand and is a former opera singer.

Also appearing are Emma Watkins as Belle, Alex Milner as Lumiere, Natasha Green as Babette, Maureen Wycherly from Yatton as Mrs Potts, Alison Sutton as Madame de la Grande Bouch, David Cordingley as Gaston and Jake Chew from Weston as LeFou.

Beauty And The Beast will be performed at The Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday until October 30.

Tickets, priced £12-24.50, are available from www.bristolhippodrome.org.uk

The Mercury has teamed up with The Bristol Hippodrome to offer four lucky readers the chance to win tickets to see the show at 7.30pm on October 26.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question: What is the name of the candelabra in this magical tale?

Send your answer on a postcard, along with your name, address and telephone number, to: Beauty And The Beast competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by October 22.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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