Beauty and the Beast
Author(s): Ciaran McConville, music and lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer
Company: Rose Theatre
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. In a race to learn the truth, Bella must question everything she’s been told in order to find humanity in the strangest of places.
One of the oldest fairy tales, Beauty and the Beast is about the power of youth seeing beyond prejudice. This new version is 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).
Amelia Kinu Muus and Stanton Wright will star as Bella and Beast respectively. They will be joined by Daniel Goode as René / Heureux, Paula James as Marguerite / Rousette and Oliver Senton as Francesco.
Beauty and the Beast has set design by Frankie Bradshaw, costume design by Peter Todd and sound design by George Dennis. The associate director and voice and dialect coach is Josh Mathieson, choreographer is Aimee Leigh, the composer Eamonn O’Dwyer is musical director and the associate musical director is Jody Robinson Casting is by Lucy Jenkins CDG and Sooki McShane CDG.