Rapunzel poised to take to the stage in Axminster

PUBLISHED: 17:00 15 January 2018

Rapunzel and Dudley, played by Katie Richards and Georgie Harwood. Ref mha 03-18TI 4463. Picture: Terry Ife

Rapunzel and Dudley, played by Katie Richards and Georgie Harwood. Ref mha 03-18TI 4463. Picture: Terry Ife

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Rapunzel will be staged at Axminster Guildhall from Thursday, January 18 to Saturday, January 20.

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Axminster Drama Club will be staging its annual pantomime this week, with opening night on Thursday.

The tale of Rapunzel features a girl trapped in a tower by the evil witch for many years until the hero discovers her and seeks to aid her escape.

But just as he thinks he has succeeded in his mission, the witch discovers the plot and banishes him from the land.

Rapunzel features many traditional elements of panto, with chances to boo the baddie and cheer the goodies.

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Working under the direction of Andrew Coley, who also wrote the script, the cast includes some well known faces from previous productions by the drama club.

The show will be staged from Thursday, January 18 to Saturday, January 20 and tickets costing £10 for adults and £8 for children are available online at www.ticketsource.co.uk or at Archway Bookshop, Church Street, Axminster.

All tickets are £1 off on Thursday.

Dudley, played by Georgie Harwood. Ref mha 03-18TI 4457. Picture: Terry IfeDudley, played by Georgie Harwood. Ref mha 03-18TI 4457. Picture: Terry Ife

Golgatta the witch, played by Vanessa Loader. Ref mha 03-18TI 4441. Picture: Terry IfeGolgatta the witch, played by Vanessa Loader. Ref mha 03-18TI 4441. Picture: Terry Ife

Bob and Mullet, the broker's men, played by Kat Hobbs and Jess Richards. Ref mha 03-18TI 4436. Picture: Terry IfeBob and Mullet, the broker's men, played by Kat Hobbs and Jess Richards. Ref mha 03-18TI 4436. Picture: Terry Ife

Dame Dolly, played by Leigh Conley, and King Stanley, played by James Windsor. Ref mha 03-18TI 4432. Picture: Terry IfeDame Dolly, played by Leigh Conley, and King Stanley, played by James Windsor. Ref mha 03-18TI 4432. Picture: Terry Ife

Rapunzel, played by Katie Richards. Ref mha 03-18TI 4429. Picture: Terry IfeRapunzel, played by Katie Richards. Ref mha 03-18TI 4429. Picture: Terry Ife

The cast of Axminster Drama Club's production of Rapunzel. Ref mha 03-18TI 4409. Picture: Terry IfeThe cast of Axminster Drama Club's production of Rapunzel. Ref mha 03-18TI 4409. Picture: Terry Ife

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