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Birmingham Royal Ballet's Beauty and the Beast

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
mayflower.org.uk
Wednesday 30 January (PRESS NIGHT, 7.15pm) – Saturday 2 February

Birmingham Hippodrome
Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB; 0844 338 5000
birminghamhippodrome.com
Tuesday 19 February (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 2 March

Plymouth Theatre Royal
Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR; 01752 267222
theatreroyal.com
Wednesday 6 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 9 March

 Edinburgh Festival Theatre
13-29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT; 0131 529 6000 
capitaltheatres.com
Wednesday 13 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) - Saturday 16 March

The Lowry, Salford Lowry Outlet, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ; 0843 208 600
thelowry.com
Wednesday 20 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 23 March

Sunderland Empire High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX; 0844 871 762
atgtickets.com/venues/sunderland-empire
Thursday 28 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 30 March

Bristol Hippodrome St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ; 0844 871 7627 atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome
Thursday 1 (PRESS NIGHT, 7.30pm) – Saturday 4 May