Beauty & The Beast

Theatre, Children's
2 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

This festive treat from the Polka Theatre is a retelling of the classic tale of timid Belle's journey to a mysterious castle, inhabited by a still more mysterious prince. Charles Way's adaptation is full of adventure, music and fun.

Suitable for ages 6-12, younger children won't be admitted except on dedicated 'All Ages Welcome' performances.

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This was a fairly odd interpretation of Beauty & the Beast and I’m not sure it was necessary to mess with a classic story.  The dancing interludes don’t really work and just make you wonder what’s going on.  This show is meant to be aimed at children but has quite adult material at points which isn’t really suitable for children.  The performers are good though.  I think the show’s creative team are trying to do too much and they just need to simplify the whole play.