NEWS: New Footage Released for UK Tour of Beauty and the Beast

The production will also be heading to the London Palladium this Summer for a limited season from the 24th June.

A new trailer has been released for the new production of Beauty and the Beast, currently touring the UK and heading to the London Palladium later this year.

The re-imagined and re-designed production is directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Matt West and sees Courtney Stapleton and Shaq Taylor taking on the lead roles of Belle and the Beast retrospectively. They are joined by  Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins, Sponge Bob SquarePants, the Broadway Musical, Les Misérables) plays Lumiere , Tom Senior (The Pirates of Penzance, Eugenius!) is Gaston, Sam Bailey (The X-Factor winner 2013, Blood Brothers) plays the legendary role of Mrs Potts, Nigel Richards (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables) as Cogsworth, Martin Ball (Les Misérables, Wicked, Top Hat) takes the role of Maurice, Samantha Bingley (Martha In The Secret Garden) is Wardrobe, Emma Caffrey (Curtains, 42nd Street, Funny Girl) is Babette and Louis Stockil (Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia!) plays Le Fou.

The company is completed by Richard Astbury, Sarah Benbelaid, Jake Bishop, Pamela Blair, Liam Buckland, Jasmine Davis, Matthew Dawkins, Autumn Draper, Daisy Edwards, Alyn Hawke, George Hinson, Jennifer Louise Jones, Brontë Lavine, Thomas-Lee Kidd, David McIntosh, Aimee Moore, Sam Murphy, Ashley-Jordon Packer, Emily Squibb, Grace Swaby, India Thornton and Rhys West.

This UK tour opened at the Bristol Hippodrome on 25th August 2021 and uses new designs and state-of-the-art technology to bring this timeless story to life.The original West End production of Beauty and the Beast opened at the Dominion Theatre in April 1997, playing over 1100 performances to more than two million people. It won the 1998 Olivier Award for Best Musical and enjoyed a hugely successful UK & Ireland tour in 2001.

The creative team behind the production includes: composer Alan Menken, lyricist Tim Rice, book writer Linda Woolverton, scenic designer Stan Meyer, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward and lighting designer Natasha Katz. Completing the design team, Tony®-winner John Shivers is sound designer, Darryl Maloney is the video and projections designer, and David H. Lawrence is hair designer. Jim Steinmeyer is the illusions designer, as he was on the original 1994 production.

Beauty and the Beast continues to tour the UK It will play at the London Palladium from the 24th June until the 17th September.

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