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
In David Bintley's glorious Gothic ballet, witness transformations, wild waltzes, soaring birds and a relationship between Belle and the Beast that is at first terrifying, but ultimately serene and beautiful.
Want to bring children aged 3+ to their first ballet? Why not join us for First Steps: Beauty and the Beast on Friday afternoons (all venues; except Sunderland Thursday afternoon). Perfect for pre-schoolers, Early Years or Key Stage 1. Find out more.
We're giving two relaxed performances of Beauty and the Beast during our 2019 run. The first at 6pm on Friday 1 February at Southampton Mayflower, the second at 1pm on 28 February at Birmingham Hippodrome. Links below.
The music was powerful, the costumes were exquisite and the dancing, well, reduced me to tears.Facebook comment
…Beautiful, moody & magical…Twitter
Truly extraordinaryThe Daily Telegraph
English ballet at its bestBachtrack