Written by Ciaran McConville
Music and Lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer
Directed by Lucy Morrell
On her eighteenth birthday, Bella learns that her father is the victim of a terrible curse. She sets out across the mountains to a mysterious valley, determined to face the Beast who condemned her father. Instead, she finds a community confronting its own sorrows with love, laughter and hope. In a race to learn the truth, Bella must question everything she’s been told and find humanity in the least expected places.
One of the oldest fairy tales, Beauty and the Beast is about the power of youth to see beyond prejudice. In a sumptuous new version written by Ciaran McConville (The Snow Queen), with music and lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer (Hansel and Gretel) and directed by Lucy Morrell (Treasure Island), experience this beloved story as you’ve never seen it before, promising song, spectacle and a big, beating heart.
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 for two or more of Leopards, The Seven Pomegranate Seeds, Beauty and the Beast Persuasion or The Caucasian Chalk Circle? Take advantage of Rose Multibuy and get £5 off! More info here. Offer must end: 31 JULY 2021
Press Night: Fri 10 Dec, 7:30pm
Audio Described Performance: Sat 18 Dec, 11:30am
Relaxed Performance: Thu 30 Dec, 11:30am
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Age Guidance: 5+
Younger ages welcome at parental discretion
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