Elisha Willis as Belle and Robert Parker as the Beast; photo: Bill Cooper
Belfast Grand Opera House
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Sadler's Wells, London
The Lowry, Salford
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Ashton Double bill
First Steps: a child's Swan Lake
Free pre-performance talks
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare Triple bill
The Taming of the Shrew
Variations Triple bill (Birmingham)
Variations Triple bill (tour)
Beauty and the Beast
A cruel Prince, cursed to spend the rest of his life living in a fantastical
castle with the animals he callously hunted, finds salvation in the heart of
a beautiful girl. This towering gothic fairytale is another amazing production from the creator of Birmingham Royal Ballet's
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'A thing of monumental glory... pure magic'
The Daily Express
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'A gorgeous rendering of a family favourite... totally immersive'
Whats On Stage
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'Breathtakingly atmospheric... A wonderful piece of work: mysterious, ambiguous, magical'
The Daily Telegraph
'David Bintley's iconic Beauty and the Beast is spellbinding... choreography, score, set and lighting are in total harmony'
'A terrific gothic fairytale told with passion and wit'
The Birmingham Post
'A gorgeous piece of fantasy and stagecraft'
Manchester Theatre Awards
Approx 2 hours and 10 minutes
Prologue | ACT I | ACT II
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Video: Trailer for Beauty and the Beast
Emperor's New Steps
Five Theatrical Transformations
Five balletic backstories
Five splashes of sunshine
Five pieces of choreography based on bird movements
Video: Beauty and the Beast, Act I pas de deux
Artsfest 2011 performance
Beauty and the Beast to tour to Salford in 2012
Video: Five 2011-12 Birmingham season previews
Music Glenn Buhr
Choreography David Bintley
Design Philip Prowse
Lighting Mark Jonathan
Birmingham Royal Ballet, 1 December 2003, Birmingham Hippodrome