It seems that science fiction rules supreme at the
moment; the 3D film 'Gravity' is wowing audiences and critics alike, and the
recent Doctor Who anniversary achieved massive viewing figures worldwide.
Here in the Forest, Lydbrook Players are making their own
contribution with a Sci-Fi version of a traditional tale – 'Beauty and the
Brian and Sandie Bradley, co-writers and directors of
this year's production, are delighted to have captured the mood of the moment.
"I first had the idea some time ago but the writing was on and off for ages due
to other commitments. Even when we finished and proposed the pantomime for this
year, we hadn't really realised how appropriate it would be." Brian explained.
And what do they think of last month's anniversary episode
of Doctor Who, which garnered around 13 million UK viewers and played in 94
countries around the world? "Well, we'll be happy with even the smallest
fraction of those audience figures," Sandie laughed, "and, anyway, our
auditorium will only seat a hundred!"
So, if you don't want to miss out, get your tickets now
from Lydbrook Central Stores and join in the futuristic, festive fun. The show
will take place at Lydbrook Memorial Hall on 19th, 20th
and 21st December with a matinee performance on Saturday, 21st.
Humans, androids and aliens are all welcome, but no daleks, please!