THE countdown has begun for the Milverton Amateur Dramatic Society production of Bella and the Beast.

As title suggests this is a local uptake on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.

It has all the bad jokes you would expect from a panto (oh no it doesn’t) and some very lively and colourful characters.

What would panto be without a Dame and a talking Badger?

There is a big hairy beast and an even bigger (although probably not hairer) bad guy with a terrible French accent who lusts after the lovely young Bella.

The show runs from November 23-25 at the Victoria Hall in Milverton.

Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm.

Additional matinee show on November 25, at 2.30pm.

Tickets are available from Milverton Stores or email Vicky on milvertonamdramsociety@

Adults £8. Children £4.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for the evening shows.

A bar will also be available.