REHEARSALS for this year’s Oxford Playhouse pantomime Beauty and the Beast spilled out on to city streets yesterday.

Leon Craig, who plays the Dame in the magical musical adventure, couldn’t resist popping across the road to the Ashmolean Museum during a break in perfecting sing-a-long tunes, panto mischief and lashings of silliness. The show opens on December 5 and is directed by Peter Duncan.

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