Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Ideal family viewing is now available from  Chichester Festival Youth Theatre with their 2017 award-winning new adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Anna Ledwich (The Butterfly Lion) from the original fairy tale, with music and lyrics by Richard Taylor (composer of FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS).

You may think you know the story of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST but director Dale Rooks has a few surprises in store in this brand new version adapted from the original fairy tale. Set designer Simon Higlett and costume designer Ryan Dawson Laight deliver a visually spectacular production. 

A foolish prince cursed to a life alone in a castle; a kind and beautiful girl who asks her father for nothing but a rose. One must learn to love and be loved in return, the other needs to realise there’s more than meets the eye. It’s a tale of magic, compassion and love, full of enchanting characters, marvellous musical numbers and some deliciously scary moments, guaranteed to delight the whole family.

A cursed prince sits alone in an enchanted castle, destined to remain in monstrous form until he can learn to love and be loved in return. But who could ever love a Beast? Prejudice, jealousy, compassion and love are woven through this magical story, studded with enchanting and deliciously scary characters.

Dale Rooks, whose work at Chichester includes THE MIDNIGHT GANG, THE BUTTERFLY LION and the award-winning RUNNING WILD, directs a cast of 72 young people in a visually spectacular show.

GUIDANCE: Suitable for ages 7 and upwards.

The production is available until 19th June. Captions are available in English and Polish.

Although this production is free to watch, please strongly consider making a donation to the Chichester Festival Theatre to enable it to keep its doors open after this crisis has passed.

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