Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

“For who could ever learn to love a beast?”

15-23 October 2010 presented by Encore Theatre Company at the Princess Theatre

From the magic and wonder of Disney comes an event that brings a tale as old as time to life on the Princess Theatre stage. Based on the Disney animated film version of the much loved fairytale and featuring the stunning Academy-Award winning musical score that made the animated film such a hit.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Enchanting audiences of all ages, it is a classic tale of love, sacrifice, jealousy, revenge and redemption exploring an age-old theme: the true meaning of beauty.

Director : Di Summers
Musical Director: Matt Dudfield
Choreographers: Julie Argent & Di Summers
The Beast: Dean Cocker
Belle: Samantha Hammersley
Gaston: Daniel Priest
Lumiere: Matthew Garwood
Mrs Potts: Belinda J King
Cogsworth: Ross Marsden
LeFou: Nic Tolputt
Maurice: John Allen
Babette: Dani Zolnierczak
Madame de la
Grande Bouche: Susie Fisher
Monsieur D’Arque: Sam Bye

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice and Book by Linda Woolverton will be produced by Encore Theatre Company by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, Exclusive agent for Music Theatre International (NY).