Audiences in Seend are looking forward to the Fawlty Players’ 36th annual show, which opens tomorrow.

Beauty and the Beast will feature the usual pantomime antics of cross-dressing, talking animals and audience participation.

The players have told the audience not to expect the Disney version of the tale.

Tessa Doe, of the Fawlty Players, said: “This is only the second time we have done Beauty and the Beast, the last time was in 1995. Everyone attending can expect a really fun evening.”

As well as fine entertainment, the pantomimes have raised several thousand pounds for local groups and charities over the years.

This year the money will be going towards improvements to sound and light for the community centre stage, and to Wiltshire Young Carers.

The production opens tomorrow (February 19) and runs until Saturday at the community centre, Rusty Lane, at 7.30pm, 7pm on the Saturday.

Tickets are £5 for adults, £3 for children and OAPs and are available from Seend Shop, the community centre or the Brewery Inn, Seend Cleeve.