The theatre’s new family festive show will begin performances from the 3rd December.

It has been announced that Amelia Kinu Muus and Stanton Wright will star as Bella and Beast in this new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast by Ciaran McConville. The production is also set to star Daniel Goode as René / Heureux, Paula James as Marguerite / Rousette and Oliver Senton as Francesco.

They will also be joined by  a young company comprised of Rose Youth Theatre members including Amelie Abbott, Nosike Akinniboson, Georgia Anderson, Emily Baldwin, Jack Bartlett, Rory Brandreth McConnachie, Joey Burke, Cecily Cleave, Annie Coles, Rosa Cowper, Akira Dias Nagahwatte, Joshua Fernandes, Ronnie Flynn, Alexander Forster, Eva Gough, Isla Griffiths, Hannah Grigg, Cameron Hardcastle, Tom Hardman, Rhianna Jackson, Trisha Kashyap, Neri Keshet, Rebeca Lanaway Gonzalez, Amy Lawrence, Jemima Leason, Lily Licorish, Breanna Merritt, Phoebe Morley, Chloe Nichols, Sophie O’Hare, Alessia Perugi, Cathra Plant, Eva Rouse, Amelie Scott, Ellie Searl, Holly Slade, Maximilian Strain, Christina Taylor, Jacob Towey, Amelie Tu, Tait Walsingham, Ren Walsingham, Amber Westgate, Nathaniel Williams, Megan Wilson and Leah Wingfield.

On her eighteenth birthday, Bella learns that her father is the victim of a terrible curse. She sets out across the mountains to a mysterious valley, determined to face the Beast who condemned her father. In a race to learn the truth, Bella must question everything she’s been told in order to find humanity in the strangest of places. 

Directed by Lucy Morrell, the production will include music and lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer, set design by Frankie Bradshaw, costume design by Peter Todd, sound design by George Dennis and choreogaphy by Aimee Leigh.

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