"This irresistible take on the traditional fairytale adds lush melodies, ingeniously economic visuals and a tingling, spellbinding atmosphere."
— The Times
A rustic re-telling of the French classic fairy tale about love, family and being the bravest of all.
We are thrilled that Beauty and the Beast will make a most welcome return in the summer of 2020 to Tobacco Factory Theatres.
Deep in the forest lives a very unusual figure, suffering under a terrible curse. In a poky farmhouse on the edge of town, three remarkable daughters and their weary father are struggling to make ends meet. But everything changes beyond their wildest dreams when Belle, the youngest of the daughters, dares to enter the forest…
The show has performed in Cambridge, Bristol and Corby to 27,881 people to date in the UK and 6,300 when it played at the New Victory Theater, New York in 2018!
Suitable for ages 5+
Produced by A New International Encounter,Tobacco Factory Theatres and Cambridge Junction co-production.
With support from Arts Council England
“Offbeat fairytale is a little cracker”
★★★★ — The Guardian
“Pure, inspiring and music filled”
★★★★ — The Stage
“Stuffed full of heart and song”
★★★★ — Broadway World UK
“Bewilderingly talented cast”
★★★★★ — Stagetalk
“So touching and pure that it’s impossible not to be swept up in its charm”
★★★★ — Kris Hallet
“A total winner of a show”
— Cambridge News
“Touching, funny, quirky and very clever. Loved it.”
— Mumsnet Cambridge
Martin Bonger, Elliot Davis, Gregory Hall, Sara Lessore, Samantha Sutherland, Ben Tolley. (Amalia Vitale and TJ Holmes in 2016)
Alex Byrne (Director), Michael Judge (Associate Director), David Gilbert/ Sam Turton (Assistant Directors), Stefanie Mueller (Designer), Fiona Rigler (Assistant Designer), Trui Malten( Lighting Designer), Kasia Zaremba Byrne (Movement Director), Dean Sudron (Production Manager) Tom Cotterill in 2016.
Cambridge Junction (UK) December 2016
Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol (UK) December 2017
New Victory Theater, New York (USA) October 2018
The Core, Corby (UK)December 2018
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