Chichester Festival Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast: audio introduction

Join us from today (Thursday 21 May) in revisiting online the much-loved Chichester Festival Youth Theatre production, Beauty and the Beast. This online broadcast will be available for 30 days (until 19 June).

You may think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast 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. Set designer Simon Higlett and costume designer Ryan Dawson Laight deliver a visually spectacular production.

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.

Ages 7+

The recording will be captioned for D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences, and Polish-language captions will also be available. Download the audio introduction below (audio and Word format).