Beastly Belle

For children aged 4+ and their families

On tour Spring and Autumn 2020

Beastly Belle

Be charmed and surprised by a new twist on an old tale, inspired by the iconic era of 1920s and 30s cinema.

Our young heroine Belle is plucked from a life of poverty by Merill, a greedy film producer who sweeps her off her feet and into fame and fortune in the movies. Caught up in the glitz and glamour Belle forgets her roots and is ensnared by a world obsessed with good looks - but looks aren’t everything, right?

A journey of discovery which explores perceptions of physical beauty and how two strangers can overcome their differences. Will Beauty come to understand and accept the Beast?

Featuring a skilful mix of puppetry, film projections and an original musical score. 


Show devised by the company

Written by Tilly Lunken

Directed by Joy Haynes

Set designed by Amelia Pimlott, based on the original design by Gavin Glover

Music composed by Hannah Marshall

Performed by Gemma Khawaja & Paul Preston Mills

Lighting design by Jaz Crampton

Films created by Jaz Crampton and Mark Mander

Photography by Andi Sapey

Illustrations by Mike Jefferies

Puppets made by Gavin Glover, Jan Zalud, Gretchen Maynard-Hahn and Mark Mander


 "An enchanting tale that’s full of magic moments" Eastern Daily Press

To book the show for a venue, contact the touring team on 01603 615564  or email Please be aware that the touring team do not work in the office full time, so email is usually the best point of contact.

Further Information for Venues

Marketing Pack

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Download Images

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Visual Story

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 Access Pack


Access Pack includes PDF and Word versions of the Programme and Visual Story as well as a Word version of the Audio Introduction script. Please click on the tracks below to download our Audio Introduction files.

Track 1 

Covers: production credits, the performers, set, and key visual props and objects

Track 2 

Covers: puppet characters and costumes

Track 3

Covers: film, project, lighting and music. There is also a story synopsis (with spoilers!)

Track 4 

Summary of the full audio introduction

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