As a little girl I loved bedtime stories. Fairytales filled my imagination and led me on a path towards storytelling as a writer, actor and director. I’ve never grown up enough to stop loving fairytales. “Beauty and the Beast,” is a particular favourite of mine, with a heroine who has more than just good looks, possessing a strong will, fierce family loyalty and a wise and kind heart. The tale of a Beast who learns to love and to overcome his inner ugliness was always captivating to me. Having the chance to bring this story to life for the stage, with a terrific group of young performers has been huge fun. A big thank you to Coolum Theatre Players for having me back again and I hope you all enjoy the show.