A PANTO for grown-ups is set to return to Bewdley this weekend.

'Bewdley and The Beast 3' returns to St George's Hall in Load Street for three performances of the show, written by local writer and director Freddy Just.

Paul Smith, who plays panto Dame, said: "This is our third local panto, and it's packed with some hilarious local references.

"If you've seen our pantos before, you'll know that part of its rustic charm is the lo-budget production, the dodgy props and the role of our prompt is crucial. 

"This show is our best one yet - packed with live music and brilliant sound technicians provided by Load Street Studios.

The story sees the Gilgal' - a huge river monster in Stourport - which threatens wedding plans.

Paul added: "We have had to create a five-metre-long tentacle to appear on stage and drag people off.

"An upholstery company offered to make it for us - it was a challenge but the finished result is hilarious".

The pantomime was rescheduled after a cancelled run in Stourport at Christmas.

The show will also help raise funds to reach a target for SARA Rescue.

Tickets can be bought online at www.wegottickets.com/BewdleyTC.

Tickets will also be available on the door.

The show runs for three performances, on Friday, April 5 at 7pm, and Saturday, April 6 at 2pm and 7pm.