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Chantry Dance Presents Beauty and the Beast
September 23, 2022 7:30 pm
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
The Guardian of the Forest
Chantry Dance’s imaginative new show is inspired by the original folktale of La Belle et la Bête, re-imagined for a 21st century family audience.
Long ago, the vain Lord Bieth wanted to cut down the forest to expand his city. However, the Green Lady put a stop to his plan and, in a fitting punishment, turned him into a beast who is compelled to guard the forest against destruction by greedy city folk.
Years later, through the gift of a magical rose, Lord Bieth’s path crosses with the young maiden Áille. She is completely unlike the other self-absorbed city folk and her beautiful heart may just change the Beast’s life forever.
This engaging new show highlights the importance of preserving natural habitats and asks what is genuine beauty? We learn alongside the Beast that looks count for less than the beauty in your heart, and are encouraged not to base our judgements of someone’s worth on their outward appearance.
The show features contemporary dance, ballet and circus performed by an international cast including West End dancers and choreographers RAE PIPER & PAUL CHANTRY, and SHANNON PARKER of San Francisco Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre and Britain’s Got Talent.
Previous audience comments include:
“It was just incredible. Wow!”
“Brilliant and totally captivating”
“The show was fantastic! Beautiful storytelling and incredible choreography!”
Age advisory: 7+ (not suitable for babes in arms)
Contains mild threat/violence
Running time: approx. 110mins (plus interval)
Groups 12+: £15
Please note: A restoration fund of £1.50 per ticket will be charged in addition to the ticket price, to assist with the cost of ongoing maintenance.