Northern Ballet’s Beauty & The Beast comes to Mayflower Theatre from November 30th 2016.

Be transported to the heart of one of the world’s most famous fairytales as Northern Ballet brings Beauty & the Beast to Mayflower Theatre for the first time, with performances from 30 November – 3 December 2016. A kaleidoscope of colour and haute couture style costumes, Beauty & the Beast is a treasured classic for the whole family to enjoy.

Beauty and the Beast, NORTHERN BALLET

Beauty and the Beast, NORTHERN BALLET

Choreographed by Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, Beauty & the Beast tells the story of a vain and superficial Prince. Transformed into a Beast as punishment for his arrogance, his only chance is for true love to break the spell – but who could love a monster like him? Beauty & the Beast will take audiences on a journey into an enchanting world inhabited by fairies, goblins and sprites. Set to an infectious score played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, including music by Saint-Saëns, Bizet, Poulenc, Glazunov and Debussy, this magical family show proves that love conquers all.

David Nixon said: ‘Beauty & the Beast is a classic fairytale of good versus evil, exploring the concept of beauty on the inside and the outside. This is not an adaptation of the Disney version of the story – it is based on the original tale and will embrace the darker elements as well as the lighter moments.’

Tickets for Northern Ballet’s Beauty & the Beast (30 November – 3 December 2016) are on sale from Mayflower Theatre Box Office tel: 02380 711811 or online at mayflower.org.uk. Ovation Restaurant bookings: 02380 711833

Beauty & the Beast Production Credits

Directed and Choreographed by David Nixon OBE
Set Design                                               Duncan Hayler
Lighting Design                                     Tim Mitchell
Costume Design                                     David Nixon
assisted by Julie Anderson
Music                                                       Saint-Saëns, Bizet, Debussy, Poulenc and Glazunov
Music Director                                       John Pryce-Jones
Music Arranged by                                John Longstaff
Played live by                                          Northern Ballet Sinfonia