Beauty and the Beast

  • 3 December 2021 - 3 January 2022
  • New Version - A Rose Original Production

Written by Ciaran McConville
Music and Lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer
Directed by Lucy Morrell

Tucked away in their attic on a cold Christmas night, Jasmine, Fleur & Briar bring the story of Bella, and her adventures in Villeneuve, to life. On her eighteenth birthday, Bella learns that her father is the victim of a terrible curse. Determined to face the Beast who condemned her father, she sets out on a journey across the mountains in a race to learn the truth.

Beauty and the Beast is a touching tale of acceptance and humanity. In this stirring new musical version by Ciaran McConville (The Snow Queen), music and lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer (Hansel and Gretel) and directed by Lucy Morrell (Treasure Island), this beloved fairy tale is brought to the stage with toe-tapping songs, heart-warming characters and of course, a touch of festive magic! 

A Rose Original Production, this new adaptation features a wealth of emerging local talent from the Rose Youth Theatre who will perform alongside an established professional cast.


Recent critically acclaimed Rose Christmas productions include:

★★★★ The Snow Queen (2019) - 'A slick and enjoyable production. McConville and team have cracked the Rose Christmas show, and this one should get families inking the date on their calendars for years to come.' - Time Out

★★★★ Hansel & Gretel (2018) - 'An epic adventure thrillingly charged with peril and darkness, and twinkling with magic. This is a layered and sophisticated family show, presented with wit, warmth and brio. Gorgeous.' - The Times 


Booking two or more shows?

Booking for two or more of Beauty and the Beast, The Seven Pomegranate SeedsPersuasion or The Caucasian Chalk Circle? Take advantage of Rose Multibuy and get £5 off! More info here. Offer must end: 30 NOVEMBER 2021


Event details

Press night: Friday 10 December, 7:30pm

Audio described performance: Saturday 18 December, 11:30am
Relaxed performance: Thursday 30 December, 11:30am
BSL performance: Sunday 2 January, 1:30pm
Captioned performance: Sunday 2 January, 6:30pm
(Please note: these captions will be delivered by trainee captioners, so there may be minor errors.)

Thinking about booking for one of our Access Performances? Learn more about the experience here. Please call Box Office for more details - 020 8174 0090

Age Guidance: 5+
Younger ages welcome at parental discretion

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