The production is set to open at the Curve in Leicester on the 25th May 2021.

It has been announced that Disney’s Olivier Award winning production of Beauty and the Beast is to be re-imagined and re-designed for a new UK tour next year.

After its run at the Curve in Leicester, the production is set to visit venues in  Dublin, Bristol, Liverpool and Edinburgh. Tickets are set to go on general sale from the 26th November.

The creative team for the production will be led by Rob Roth, a Tony-nominee for the original production, will again direct, composer Alan Menken, lyricist Tim Rice, bookwriter Linda Woolverton, choreographer Matt West, scenic designer Stan Meyer, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward and lighting designer Natasha Katz.  The team collectively received five Tony nominations and a win for Hould-Ward’s costume design, when Disney first debuted Beauty and the Beast on Broadway 26 years ago.

The team will be completed by John Shivers as sound designer, Darryl Maloney as the video and projections designer, and David H. Lawrence is the hair designer. Jim Steinmeyer is the illusions designer, as he was on the original 1994 production.

Casting for the production will be announced at a later date.

Talking about the news Director Rob Roth said: “I am so excited to premiere this new production of Beauty in the UK. The entire original creative team has reassembled, and we’ve reimagined the visual aspects of the show completely, making full use of all the newest technologies in stage craft, lighting and costume construction. Many of these elements hadn’t been invented when we first developed the show. So we are creating something brand new from this beloved “tale as old as time.”  I speak for the whole team when I say fortunate we all feel to be given the opportunity to reimagine the show for the 21st century.”

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