Show was a Beauty

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Disney crashed, banged and walloped into the Grand Theatre as teacups, candles, clocks and wardrobes swirled and shimmied in a colourful, raucous, irresistible production of Beauty and the Beast.

Another large feather in the cap for the consistently impressive Morecambe Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, as they took this challenging musical by the scruff of the neck and wowed their packed audiences with a first class performance.

And it wasn’t easy, with an array of intricate sets, props and amazing costumes to contend with, from a rather clever teacup contraption, complete with young boy inside, to a fearsome looking wardrobe with which the occupant valiantly adorned herself.

The tale of a young prince transformed into a wild looking beast, and then falling in love with a beautiful girl, triggering a return to a dashing young prince, and a happy ever after ending was captured wonderfully well by the company, who, collectively, under director and choreographer Steve Chesters, can be proud of their efforts.