A magnificent evening of pure theatrical magic. There can be no better way of heading into the festive season.Brighton Argus
Quite simply stunningChichester Observer
Great family entertainmentPortsmouth News
A fabulous fairytale told anewChichester Post
If ever there was a feel-good production to get you in the festive spirit, then this is it.Chichester News
Beauty - promise me - look with your heart, not with your eyes...
This December we continue our much-loved Christmas tradition of handing over the Festival Theatre to our award-winning Chichester Festival Youth Theatre. CFYT follow up their five-star summer production of Grimm Tales for Young and Old with a twist on another favourite fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast.
You may think you know the story but director Dale Rooks has a few surprises in store in this brand new version adapted from the original fairy tale by Anna Ledwich, with music and lyrics by Richard Taylor.
A foolish prince cursed to a life alone in a castle; a kind and beautiful girl who asks her father for nothing but a rose. One must learn to love and be loved in return, the other needs to realise there’s more than meets the eye. It’s a tale of magic, compassion and love, full of enchanting characters, marvellous musical numbers and some deliciously scary moments, guaranteed to delight the whole family.
Following the huge success of Peter Pan last year and A Christmas Carol in 2015, Dale Rooks has reunited set designer Simon Higlett and costume designer Ryan Dawson Laight to deliver a visually spectacular production. Don’t miss out on the theatrical event of the festive season.
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Theatrical magic that not only enchants first time youngsters but also delights older theatre goers.Brighton Argus on Grimm Tales for Young and Old