We are delighted to announce that our Christmas show for 2020 will be Beauty and the Beast. The classic fairytale will run from Friday 20 November – Wednesday 30 December. This will mark the sixth Christmas production that we have produced alongside Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA).
This adaptation follows Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman, as she finds herself trapped in an enchanted castle in the depths of the forest captured by the grotesque Beast. Will she learn to love him for who he truly is before the last rose petal falls?
From the creative team behind 2018 hit Pinocchio and last year’s The Snow Queen, comes a seasonal adventure for the entire family. With spellbinding storytelling, set to an original score and a few magical surprises along the way. This re-imagining of a classic fairytale promises to be a beauty of a show this Christmas.
Be our guest this Christmas – as this production promises to be packed with catchy original songs, creative choreography and plenty family fun for everyone. Our returning Creative Team include Director Alec Fellows-Bennett, Musical Director and Composer Steve Allan Jones, Choreographer Steve Elias and writer Toby Hulse.
Michael Penn, Executive Director of The Old Rep Theatre said: “Beauty & The Beast is an inspiring tale, perfect for children and families. The Old Rep are delighted to be teaming up with BOA and the creative team behind last year’s wonderful ‘The Snow Queen’ to bring a fresh and exciting take on this classic story”.
Director, Alec Fellows-Bennett also added “I’m extremely grateful to announce that I will be returning to The Old Rep, later this year, to direct my third Christmas show alongside BOA. Beauty and the Beast promises to be a magical and moving production, with plenty fun for the whole family. We can’t wait to see you all there”.
Tickets go on sale to Members on Thursday 23 January, 10am and to their Mailing List on Friday 24 January, 10am. General sale starts on Monday 27 January, 10am.
For further information about Beauty and the Beast, please call our Box Office on 0121 359 9444 (lines open Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm) or visit oldreptheatre.co.uk (online booking fee applies).
There will be Preview shows on Friday 20 November, 6pm and Saturday 21 November, 1.30pm. Please note that there will be a Relaxed and British Sign Language Interpreted performance on Saturday 12 December, 1.30pm.