Beauty and the Beast

  • Fri 3 Dec - Mon 3 Jan
  • Rose Theatre presents a Rose Original production

We have taken the decision to postpone Beauty and the Beast until Christmas 2021. Our Box Office team will contact any affected bookers and we're very sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. We are incredibly proud of the work that has already been done on this exciting production and really do look forward to bringing you a show that is even more special next year.

A pioneering adaptation by Ciaran McConville
Music & Lyrics by Eamonn O'Dwyer
Directed by Lucy Morrell


This Christmas, experience a thrilling reimagining of one of the world’s most beloved fairy tales.

Following our critically acclaimed 2019 production of The Snow Queen, Rose Theatre presents a brand new Rose Original production of Beauty and the Beast for Christmas 2020, adapted by Ciaran McConville (Hansel & Gretel, The Snow Queen and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), and directed by Lucy Morrell (Associate Director on Hansel & Gretel).

Morrell will direct members of the renowned Rose Youth Theatre alongside a cast of professional actors. As in previous years, the Rose is holding auditions for young people aged 9-19 years of age (applicants must be 10 years of age by 22nd November 2020) to audition for the Rose Youth Theatre ensemble that will make up the core of the show. 


Recent critically acclaimed Rose Christmas productions include:

★★★★ The Snow Queen (2019) - 'A slick and enjoyable production. McConville and team have cracked the Rose Christmas show, and this one should get families inking the date on their calendars for years to come.' - Time Out

★★★★ Hansel & Gretel (2018) - 'An epic adventure thrillingly charged with peril and darkness, and twinkling with magic. This is a layered and sophisticated family show, presented with wit, warmth and brio. Gorgeous.' - The Times 


Event details

Press Night: Fri 10 Dec, 7pm
Audio Described Performance: Sat 18 Dec, 11:30am
Relaxed Performance: Thur 30 Dec, 11:30am
Signed Performance: Sun 2 Jan, 1:30pm

Thinking about booking for one of our Access Performances? Learn more about the experience here. Please call Box Office for more details - 020 8174 0090

Age Recommendation: 5+
Younger ages welcome at parental discretion


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