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Beauty and the Beast Musical Bristol Hippodrome

  • Beauty and the Beast Musical Bristol Hippodrome Tour Announced
  • Accessible performances scheduled
  • Tickets go on staggered sale from Friday 20 November 2020

A brand new stage production of Beauty and the Beast, will be coming to the Bristol Hippodrome next year as part of a UK tour.

The show will be re-imagined, re-designed and re-staged by the original creative team whilst retaining the iconic songs and sound composed by Alan Menken.

“Beauty and the Beast is a testament to the genius of my late friend and collaborator Howard Ashman,” eight-time Oscar winner composer Alan Menken said. “But the show’s richness comes from the combination of Howard’s style and that of the brilliant Tim Rice, with whom I expanded the score to give voice to the Beast.

“It’s clear that audiences the world over want to return to the world of Beauty, which continues to amaze and humble those of us who created it. As the show returns to the UK, I cannot wait to see how Rob Roth and this glorious creative team bring the whole universe of Beauty and the Beast to life once again.”

The original West End production of the musical opened at the Dominion Theatre in April 1997, playing more than 11,000 performances and winning the 1998 Olivier Award for Best Musical.

Book writer Linda Woolverton said: “I’ve found it so gratifying to have the liberty to go back in and tinker with the original book. I’ve trimmed, thrown out, re-conceived and spruced it up. I also made changes to the dialogue with an eye to gender equality and progressive cultural awareness. But Belle is still the intellectual feminist heroine she’s always been.

The tour will be stopping at the Bristol Hippodrome from Thursday 12 August – Saturday 18 September 2021. Tickets go on sale to ATG TheatreCard Holders on Friday 20 November 2020 with general sale opening on Thursday 26 November 2020.

A full range of access performances will be taking place across the run:

Signed: Thursday 19 August 2021
Audio Described: Tuesday 24 August 2021
Captioned: Tuesday 31 August 2021
Relaxed Performance: Tuesday 14 September 2021

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