The BEAUTY and the BEAST – from 4 December 2021

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 presents:

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 is 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 will whisk 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, expect, comedy, magic and lots of surprising twists!

The cast includes 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 are particularly excited to welcome Wictor Koch to the Spontaneous family – as fashion design Vanità!

Covid information: We are very aware that government guidelines may change before performances are due to begin, in which case we will be following advice and may request audience members to wear face-coverings and observe reasonable social distancing measures.

The Credits

  • 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 said about previous family shows:

  • “Amazing show, thoroughly enjoyable!”
  • “Fabulous script and musical score – loved it!”
  • “Thanks, we loved it, as always! So lucky to have this so close to home.”
  • “Excellent, exceeded my expectations and was very affordable”

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The Cast

JIMAND ALLOTEY as Rosa di Silvio
WILLIAM HASTINGS as Sebastiano
SHIREENAH INGRAM as Bella Donna
and WICTOR KOCH as Vittorio di Vanità

The Sponsors