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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Young 'Uns to present Beauty and the Beast

* The young cast of Beauty and the Beast which takes to the stage from next Thursday.
Over 40 talented youngsters will take to the Town Hall stage for the Llangollen Operatic Society’s Young ‘Uns’ production of the Disney musical Beauty and the Beast next week.

The society’s junior section has chosen the musical based on the well-known Disney film as its 24th annual show because of its strong story and rousing songs, which include Home, Belle, Be Our Guest and Human Again. 

It will run from Thursday-Saturday, February 7-9, with doors open each evening at 7pm. 

Deirdre Smith, who is co-producer with Bethan Williams, said: “This is a top musical show delivered with great verve by the Young ‘Uns. 

“We have 40-plus young performers have an average age of 12, and a range of six to 18. 

“There are some wonderful performances from the principals, Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Maurice, the boorish Gaston, who seeks to marry Belle,  and Lefou, his side-kick, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs Potts and Chip, Babette and Madame de la Grand Bouche. 

“This production is a must for the  diary of anyone who enjoys good music, a splendidly trained and enthusiastic chorus,  good acting and dancing by young people and a vibrant and participative show.”  

Producers are Tessa Orton Jones and Emma-Jo Newton, and musical director is Elen Mair Roberts. 

Tickets, priced at £8 for adults and £5 concessions, are available from Llangollen Tourist Information Centre (phone 01978  860828), Jades Hair and Beauty, Gwyn Davies Butcher, Llangollen, or Stella Bond (phone 01978  860441).

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