Sleeping Beauty by Biggar Theatre Workshop

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BIGGAAR Theatre Workshop's annual pantomime Sleeping Beauty has warmed up many audiences this week.

The panto, in the Biggar Corn Exchange from Tuesday, December 7, to Saturday, December 11, was so action packed that people wouldn't dare doze off in the warmth of the crowd!

Although the snow and ice may have curtailed some cast members from getting to all of the rehearsals, members were more than ready to return to the Corn Exchange for the first time since 2008.

The Theatre Workshop's Mike Chad said: "It was the first big

production in the Corn Exchange so everyone was still finding their feet but that was to be expected.

"We will see what can be done to improve it but at the moment everyone seems very happy with the new look Corn Exchange, which is great news."

The show - packed with all the usual pantomime gags - followed the blossoming romance between Princess Maria, played by Louise Wollard and Prince Andrew, played by Ursula Baillie.

For more information on the show, pick up a copy of this week's Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.