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Congratulations Emma & Rosie!

Congratulations to Emma Jones and Rosie Taylor who won “Comedy Duo of the Year” at this year’s Cinderella Awards for their roles in Beauty and the Beast as Belle’s sisters, Ermengarde and Esmeralda. Nominations were also received for: Choreographer of the Year – Sheila Driver Best Chorus Best Special Effects (Roses in the Opening UV) Best Theatre Stage Management – Garry Stacey Best Theatre Design – Garry Stacey Principal of the Year – Kim Barnard Beauty and the Beast came…

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Presentation to Somerset Prostate Support Association

Wayfarers’ Treasurer, Keith Smith, met the members of the Somerset Prostate Support Association at one of their regular meetings to present a cheque for £751, which was half the proceeds from this year’s bucket collection. SPSA provide services associated with identifying prostate cancers and then advice and guidance in that period during and after diagnosis. They require funds in order to run drop in PSA testing sessions, which they run during the year, providing men the opportunity to check for…

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Somerset Fellowship of Drama, Cinderella Awards Adjudication

Beauty and the beast By Alan Frayn Wayfarers 14th January 2015 Great to be back in the Brewhouse watching a Wayfarers Pantomime.. almost as if nothing had happened. There was a warm welcome and an expectant buzz in the theatre. Thank you for the well written and informative programme – especially for the list of songs which is so often not included and makes our life so much easier. Also many thanks for the reference to the SFD and the…

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Review from NODA for Beauty and the Beast

Back to the Brewhouse and back to a panto spectacular with lots of glitter and pyro’s at the ready. This year the script by Alan Frayn was an interesting combination which had echoes of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with a handful of panto characters and a sitcom beauty parlour and its staff thrown in for good measure. Laughter was high on the agenda with much mirth caused by Belle’s two undesirable sisters who strutted and flounced with polished ease.…

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First Review for “Beauty and the Beast”

(Full Review from Sue Goodman of the Gazette) Wow!  The Wayfarers are back at the Brewhouse, and better than ever.  “Beauty and the Beast” isn’t a traditional pantomime, and this production, under Brian Epps’ inspired direction, uses both traditional and modern elements to create a wonderful show. The evening fizzed with energy from start to finish.  Everyone on stage knew exactly what they were doing, and gave it all they’d got, which was plenty.  Special praise must go to the…

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Less than a week to go!

  It’s just a matter of days before “Beauty and the Beast” takes to the stage. The final touches to the sketches are being done and the dance numbers have been run to get the routines well and truly engrained in the casts minds. 4 out of every 5 seats is sold with 6 days to go, but the remaining tickets are selling fast. This really is going to be a fantastic show. We hope you have your tickets as…

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Radio Advert for Beauty and the Beast

In a new first for the Wayfarers, a radio advert will be heard around Taunton to promote Beauty and the Beast. Taunton’s local radio station, Tone FM, is running the advert through December and into January. Featuring the talents of (some of ) the Wayfarers cast, this will promote the show to a new and different audience. You can listen to ToneFM on 107.8FM or via their website at www.tonefm.co.uk. In the meantime, you can listen to the advert here:

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Emma Britton interviews Wayfarers Chairman

BBC Radio Somerset presenter Emma Britton interviewed Wayfarers Chairman, Martin Howe, about the impact of the losses following the failure of the Brewhouse in 2013, the financial implications for Society and the future of the Wayfarers. If you missed the interview, listen again here:

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