Beauty and the Beast (2021)

  • Main Auditorium
  • 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, three siblings 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.

In this stirring new musical version by Ciaran McConville (The Snow Queen), with 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 local talent from the Rose Youth Theatre who will perform alongside an established professional cast.


'Young talent sparkles' - The Times

'Confident, raucous, imaginative and perfectly paced... The best Christmas show so far' - Time Out

'The music and energy of the production is infectious' - Broadway World

'Rose Theatre has created something absolutely amazing' - Everything Theatre


Event details

Running time: Approx. 2hrs 15mins, incl. interval
Age Guidance: 5+
Younger ages welcome at parental discretion

Press night: Friday 10 December, 7:30pm
Friends night: Tuesday 21 December, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Rose Café/Bar

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.)
Socially distanced performance: Sunday 2 January, 6:30pm
Having listened to the concerns of our loyal audiences, we have taken the decision to keep at least one performance socially distanced across key productions in our 21/22 Season. See our COVID-19 Secure web page for details.

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Artwork photography by Seamus Ryan
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