Sat 4 December 2021 - Sun 12 December 2021 at St Bartholomew’s Church Show(s) at 2pm and 3.30pm. FOUR SHOW DAYS ONLY!Show lasts approximately 45 minutes, suitable for all ages.
Tickets: PAY WHAT YOU CAN (suggested minimum donation: £5 adults, £3 children aged 3+. Under 3s FREE). We can take cash or card, on the door.PLEASE NOTE THE SHOW IS NOT PRE-BOOKABLE. WE CAN SEAT UP TO 200 PEOPLE PER PERFORMANCE. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO GET THE BEST SEATS.
Spontaneous Productions in association with KIRKDALE BOOKSHOP presented:
About the Show
After its hugely popular Christmas shows in 2017 (The Snowman and the Christmas Fairy), 2018 (Cinderella) and The Snow Queen (2019) Sydenham’s acclaimed professional theatre company was back this year with its biggest and most magical show yet!
An original story inspired by the traditional fairy tale, The Beauty and the Beast whisked you to Milan where flamboyant fashion designer Vanità is planning to unveil his Winter collection. But when a terrible curse transforms him into a hideous beast, it’s up to aspiring fashion designer Rosa and supermodel Bella to try to save the day…!
Featuring amazing original songs by Paul Tornbohm, fantastic costumes by Jackie Poulett and fabulous dance routines by Michelle Buckley, there was comedy, magic and lots of surprising twists!
The cast included several Spontaneous regulars: Jimand Allotey (The Snow Queen, Puss in Boots, Around the World in 80 Days, Sinbad the Sailor), as aspiring designer Rosa, William Hastings (Cinderella, The Snow Queen, The Gingerbread Man, Around the World in 80 Days), as put-upon assistant Sebastiano, Shireenah Ingram (title roles in Cinderella & The Snow Queen), as supermodel Bella Donna. And we were particularly excited to welcome Wictor Koch to the Spontaneous family – as fashion design Vanità!
- Written by JONATHAN KAUFMAN and JANE WALKER
- Original songs and music by PAUL TORNBHOM
- Produced and directed by JONATHAN KAUFMAN
- Choreographer and assistant director MICHELLE BUCKLEY
- Costumes by JACKIE POULETT
- Scenery/props by BENJAMIN WAKEFIELD
The Audience Reviews
What audiences have said about the show so far:
- ““I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed Beauty and the Beast. Our 4 year old was giggling away. Great jokes, great story and great songs. I think it is the best family show from Spontaneous so far. Congratulations!”
- “Absolutely loved it”
- “Superb – child’s first show”
- “Loved it”
- “Always a joy”
- “What great fun, looking forward to your next play!”
- “Brilliant – great fun!”
JIMAND ALLOTEY as Rosa di Silvio
WILLIAM HASTINGS as Sebastiano
SHIREENAH INGRAM as Bella Donna
and WICTOR KOCH as Vittorio di Vanità