Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

19/06/12 - 23/06/12

Venue: Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind.

But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away, but she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman's ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress.

The prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart, and as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast, and placed a powerful spell on the castle, and all who lived there.

Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his twenty-first year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time.

As the years passed, he fell into despair, and lost all hope, for who could ever learn to love a beast?

Cast

Belle - Kayleigh Strong
Beast - Joel Merry
Gaston - Lee Randle
Mrs Potts - Clare Thompson
Lumiere - Andy Jordan
Cogsworth - Grahame Smith
Babette - Julie Blagrove
Madame de la Grande Bouche - Gemma Potter
Chip - Joshua Boyd
Le Fou - Shauny Edwards
Maurice - John Lindop
Monsieur d'Arque - Si Price

Silly Girl 1 - Laura Roberts
Silly Girl 2 - Natasha Beach
Silly Girl 3 - Sarah Dixey

Ensemble

Natasha Beach, Sarah Dixey, Laura Roberts, Amy Robinson, Rebecca Ellis, Amy Padley, Kayleigh Melluish, Grace Inskip, Emily Quirk, Leah Tyson, Jenny Kilner, Jenni Kinouchi, Sian Williamson, Aideen McNamara, Katie Walker, Kerry Matthews, Si Price, Alex Hunt, Matthew Mellor & Chris White

Off-stage chorus

Pat Pearce, Dave Pearce, Stacey Buckley, Lara Harris, Alistair Watts, Jane Dixon, Fiona Patterson, Sophie Keene, Julie Jones, Nita Dutton, Derrick Fear & Richard Aaron Davies

Production team

Director - Rob Stevens
Musical Director - Tim Jones
Dance Captain - Laura Roberts
Producer/Stage Manager - Andrew Roberts
DSM - Lizzie O'Sullivan
Assistand Musical Director - Cliff Lloyd