The storybook fantasy of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast unfolds on a national tour from January to May 2019. Love conquers all in David Bintley’s mysterious and magical production, which highlights the intriguing darkness of the original 18th century fairytale.
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.
Caught stealing a single rose, Belle’s desperate father exchanges his youngest daughter’s freedom for his own life. In his distant castle the Beast, stripped of his handsome features and his very humanity, must win her heart, or spend the rest of his life in bitter solitude...
In this enchanting story of inner beauty, witness transformations, wild waltzes, soaring birds and a relationship between Belle and the Beast that is at first terrifying, but ultimately serene and beautiful.
Beauty and the Beast January – May 2019 Choreography: David Bintley Music: Glen Buhr Designs: Philip Prowse Lighting: Mark Jonathan
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton22-26 Commercial Rd, Southampton, SO15 1GE; 023 8071 1811
Wednesday 30 January (PRESS NIGHT, 7.15pm) – Saturday 2 February
Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB; 0844 338 5000
Tuesday 19 February (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 2 March
Plymouth Theatre Royal
Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR; 01752 267222
Wednesday 6 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 9 March
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
13-29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT; 0131 529 6000
Wednesday 13 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) - Saturday 16 March
The Lowry, Salford
Lowry Outlet, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ; 0843 208 600
Wednesday 20 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 23 March
High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX; 0844 871 762
Thursday 28 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 30 March
St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ; 0844 871 7627
Thursday 1 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 4 May