The first of David Bintley’s fairytale ballets and one of the most successful. A darkly gothic but family-friendly ballet with the relationship between Belle and the Beast intense and strongly painted. As well as a stunning set which literally opens like a book, the ballet also features Bintley’s trade-mark wit in a humorous wedding feast scene where Belle’s sisters’ suitor, Monsieur Cochon, cannot decide which of the two to marry!
‘A thing of monumental glory’THE DAILY EXPRESS
‘Spellbinding... choreography, score, set and lighting are in total harmony’THE STAGE
‘Breathtakingly atmospheric’THE DAiLY TELEGRAPH
‘A gorgeous piece of fantasy and stagecraft’MANCHESTER THEATRE AWARDS
‘A joy to behold.’THE SCOTSMAN