Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is a bittersweet tale that has charmed generations with its mystery, suspense and romance, told here in a new version by Alan McHugh - who returns to write for the Citizens after our acclaimed production of Cinderella last year.Christmas at the Citizens promises vivid and inventive storytelling, accompanied by captivating original live music in an intimate auditorium where everyone can feel part of the story. An adventure for all the family, with thrills, spills and laughs along the way."Frankly, superlatives dwindle into inadequacy." The Herald, Cinderella 2009

Great stage set...Another original twist on a classic story

Audience member 2010

Fantastic show, excellent special effects - loved every minute!!

Audience member 2010

FAMILY WORKSHOPS Sat 11 & Sat 18 December 10am-12noon or 2-4pm A fun session for 5-10 year olds and their adult companions £5 per child – adults go free! Phone 0141 429 0022 to book More info

Preview 27.11.10
Audio Described 9.12.10, 10:30am & 10.12.10, 7pm
Signed 09.12.10 7pm and 13.12.10 10am
Captioned 16.12.10, 7pm
Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop


Recommended for 7+

You may also like Wonderland, our festive show for 3-6 years.

PRESS


“If you are a theatre lover – a fan of high drama, sweeping spectacle, and fearless emotion – then there’s no doubt which Christmas show should be your first choice this year.”

The Scotsman

“lush, dreamlike, creepy and emotionally satisfying”
The Guardian

“a superb piece of musical theatre, beautiful to look at, magnificently acted, and powerfully sung”
The Scotsman

“...an astonishingly powerful new take on a familiar story, swept up into a seamless and gorgeous piece of theatre”
The Scotsman

”...in every way, from the captivating visual impact to the superb acting, this is the stuff of memorable theatre”
The Herald

“Philip Witcomb’s atmospheric set…spins to breath-taking effect”
The Herald

”...a compelling tapestry of conflicting desires and loyalties, compounded by the notion…that looks are everything”
The Herald

“With such a firm moral anchor, McHugh and Hollands can go for broke on theatricalising the story, and they do.”
The Times

“Refreshingly, Alan McHugh and Guy Hollands’ distinctly Scottish stage adaptation of the classic story retains the most important plot points, while giving it a uniquely homegrown twist.”
The List

  • Cast & Creative Team
    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Writer ALAN MCHUGH Director GUY HOLLANDS Designer PHILIP WITCOMB Original Music By CLAIRE MCKENZIE Movement Director ANDREW PANTON Lighting Designer COLIN GRENFELL Musical Director/Piano GAVIN WHITWORTH Assistant Director AMANDA GAUGHAN
    CAST
    Jonathan Dunn Jenny Hulse Mark McDonnell Gemma McElhinney Jim Sturgeon Josephine WarrenStudent Ensemble: Tamara Donnelly Craig Sanderson Claire Seddon
    STUDENT MUSICIANS
    Cello ALBA ACEVEDO DUEÑAS & ANDREW HUGGAN Clarinet JENNY STEPHENSON & YLA GARVIE Percussion JAMES GORMAN & JAMES SWAN
Running Time: 2hrs approx

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