Beauty And The Beast

Gabrielle-suzanne Barbot De Villeneuve(Nick Hern Books)

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4 out of 5


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Lucy Kirkwood's delightful version of the classic fairytale, first seen in a production devised and directed by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre for Christmas 2010.

'I expect you have been told fairytales before.

But you have never really heard a fairytale until you have heard it told by a real fairy.'

The theft of a single rose has monstrous consequences for Beauty and her father.

Because this is no ordinary rose...and this is no ordinary fairytale.

Narrated by a pair of mischievous fairies, a very helpful Rabbit, and a Thoughtsnatcher machine, this timeless story is sure to surprise, delight and enchant.

A wild and twisted tale, full of exciting and intriguing challenges for drama groups wishing to stage their own production.

'Chock-full of clever ideas' - <i></i>

'Clever, fast and endearing, with grand insults and proper jeopardy.' - <i>The Times</i>

'the story is beautifully and touchingly told... a continuously inventive delight' - <i>Telegraph</i>

'This new devised version is blessed with a sassy script by Lucy Kirkwood...

Beauty-fully done' - <i>Evening Standard</i>

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