Be charmed and surprised by a new twist on an old tale. Inspired by the iconic era of 1920s and 30s cinema, this is Beastly Belle.
Our young heroine Belle is plucked from a life of poverty by Merrill, a greedy film producer. Merrill 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.
"An enchanting tale that’s full of magic moments" - Eastern Daily Press
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