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Visitors to the Palace Theatre can enjoy a magical re-telling of a classic tale next month as the Palace Youth Theatre perform RSC’s Beauty and the Beast.

The group will be performing the Royal Shakespeare Company’s version of the infamous fairy tale on 13th to 15th July. There will be three evening performances at 7.30pm each day with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm.

Budding young performers have been rehearsing hard since January to take on and develop the familiar roles of Belle, the Beast, Gaston, LeFou, Mrs Potts and all the other well-known characters to put on a magical production.

In the famous story of Beauty and the Beast we encounter two worlds: the provincial, safe and familiar world of Beauty's family in mid-eighteenth-century France and another world, first stumbled upon by her merchant father; a place of great riches and disturbing nightmares, dominated by the fearsome and tragic Beast. Uniting the two is Beauty's humility and sense of duty, which slowly matures into transforming love.

Liz Tabberer, Youth Theatre and Arts Officer, said: “The Palace Youth Theatre have been working extremely hard and would love for as many family, friends and theatre goers as possible to come and see this fantastic show. The classic story of Beauty and the Beast is one that can be enjoyed by anyone, whether they are a child being captured by the magic for the first time or an adult indulging in this satisfying tale. Grab your tickets online, by telephone or via the Box Office today!”

Tickets for the show cost £12.00, £10.00 concession or £35.00 for a family. All tickets are inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4.

For more information go to the Palace Youth Theatre's Website.

Photo credit:

Beth Gibbs as Belle. Picture by Lewis Barber Photography.