The production will begin performances from the 4th December.

This Christmas, the Rose Theatre in Kingston will reimagine the classic fairytale as its 2020 festive production.

Adapted by Ciaran McConville (Hansel & Gretel, The Snow Queen and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) and directed by Lucy Morrell(Associate Director on Hansel & Gretel), the production will include members of the renowned Rose Youth Theatre alongside a cast of professional actors. 

Talking about the news Ciaran McConville said “Beauty and the Beast goes back thousands of years, and a number of adaptations sit firmly in our consciousness, but what feels very resonant is the idea that a young woman can change the world. As ever, my goal is to take the audience on a thrilling and heartfelt adventure.”

Meanwhile director Lucy Morrell said: “I am delighted to be this directing this exciting adaptation of such a classic tale this Christmas. I can’t wait to get started on this adventure story for all ages with plenty of hope, heart and wonderful characters.”

Full cast and creative team for the production will be announced soon.

Beauty and the Beast will play at the Rose Theatre from the 4th December until the 3rd January.