Beauty and the Beast


What happens when two extreme opposites meet? Will Beauty come to understand and accept the Beast? Our story starts in a desert wasteland where our young heroine Beauty is panning for gold with her frugal father. She is discovered by a greedy film producer who plucks her from a life of poverty with promises of fame and fortune in the movies. Caught up in the glitz and glamour Beauty forgets her roots and is ensnared by a world obsessed with good looks - but looks aren't everything right?

Expect a journey of discovery, which explores perceptions of physical beauty and how two strangers can overcome their differences. Be charmed and surprised by a new twist on an old tale. Featuring a skilful mix of puppetry techniques including string marionettes, film projections and an original musical score Beauty and the Beast is part adventure and part extraordinary love story inspired by the iconic era of 1920s and 30s cinema. Suitable for children aged 5 and above, this quirky and humorous production is a family treat. 



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Director: Gavin Glover

Producer: Joy Haynes

Writer/dramaturg: Tilly Lunken

Composer: Hannah Marshall

Performers: Josh Elwell, Sian Kidd, Jonathan Storey and Gretchen Maynard-Hahn

Production Manager: Tim Tracey

Puppet makers: Jan Zalud and Gretchen Maynard-Hahn

Costume and design: Mark Mander

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You can book tickets online for this event via the UEA ticket office*, or by phone through our box office.

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