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Ashton Double bill
Company Class
First Steps: a child's Swan Lake
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Romeo and Juliet
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Variations Triple bill (tour)

Beauty and the Beast story guide



Prologue  |  ACT I  |  ACT II


click here for a child friendly story guide.
(you will need Adobe Acrobat to view the printable story guide. If you do not have this installed please click here)

A young girl, Belle, sits reading a book about a Prince.... Suddenly – as though from the pages of the book – a vixen runs out and around Belle’s chair, closely pursued by the Prince and his friends. A woodsman appears and the vixen hides in his cloak where she turns into a flame-haired girl. The Prince tries to capture her but is held back by the woodsman and the girl escapes. The woodsman is angered by the hunters’ cruelty and turns the Prince into a beast and his friends into wild animals.

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