Beauty and the Beast

  • Fri 4 Dec - Sun 3 Jan
  • Rose Theatre presents a Rose Original production

A pioneering adaptation by Ciaran McConville
Directed by Lucy Morrell

This Christmas, experience a thrilling reimagining of one of the world’s most beloved fairy tales.

Following our critically acclaimed 2019 production of The Snow Queen, Rose Theatre presents a brand new Rose Original production of Beauty and the Beast for Christmas 2020, adapted by Ciaran McConville (Hansel & Gretel, The Snow Queen and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), and directed by Lucy Morrell (Associate Director on Hansel & Gretel).

Morrell will direct members of the renowned Rose Youth Theatre alongside a cast of professional actors. As in previous years, the Rose is holding auditions for young people aged 9-19 years of age (applicants must be 10 years of age by 22nd November 2020) to audition for the Rose Youth Theatre ensemble that will make up the core of the show. 


Recent critically acclaimed Rose Christmas productions include:

The Snow Queen (2019) - ★★★★
“A slick and enjoyable production. McConville and team have cracked the Rose Christmas show, and this one should get families inking the date on their calendars for years to come.” (TimeOut)

Hansel & Gretel (2018) - ★★★★
“An epic adventure thrillingly charged with peril and darkness, and twinkling with magic. This is a layered and sophisticated family show, presented with wit, warmth and brio. Gorgeous.” (The Times)



Event details

Press Night: Fri 11 Dec, 7pm
Audio Described Performance: Sat 19 Dec, 11:30am
Relaxed Performance: Wed 30 Dec, 11:30am
Signed Performance: Sat 2 Jan, 1:30pm

Thinking about booking for one of our Access Performances? Learn more about the experience here. Please call Box Office for more details - 020 8174 0090

Age Recommendation: 5+
Younger ages welcome at parental discretion