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Birmingham Royal Ballet unveil darkness in Beauty and the Beast

David Bintley’s gothic fairytale comes to The Lowry Wed 20 – Sat 23 March.

The storybook fantasy of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ unfolds at The Lowry Wed 20 – Sat 23 March. Love conquers all in David Bintley’s mysterious and magical production, which highlights the intriguing darkness of the original 18th century fairytale.

A cruel Prince, cursed to spend the rest of his life living in a fantastical castle with the animals he callously hunted, finds salvation in the heart of a beautiful girl.

Caught stealing a single rose, Belle’s desperate father exchanges his youngest daughter’s freedom for his own life. In his distant castle the Beast, stripped of his handsome features and his very humanity, must win her heart, or spend the rest of his life in bitter solitude…

In this enchanting story of inner beauty, witness transformations, wild waltzes, soaring birds and a relationship between Belle and the Beast that is at first terrifying, but ultimately serene and beautiful.

Choreography: David Bintley
Music: Glen Buhr
Designs: Philip Prowse
Lighting: Mark Jonathan

Listings Information
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ‘Beauty and the Beast.’
Dates: Wed 20 – Sat 23 March
Tickets: £19 – £50 and children £10 – £20.
Times: 7.30pm. 2pm on Thu 21 and Sat 23 March.