Friday 20 November – Saturday 2 January
“Not rings, not necklaces – just bring me back a rose”.
And so begins one of the classic fairy tales, a coming of age story full of all the ingredients of a great Christmas show at The Dukes – adventure, laughter, wonderful characters and drama.
Join Belle, our heroine, as she leaves her family and ventures deep into the forest towards the magical castle. She enters through the gates and confronts the Beast – a grizzly and gruesome creature, a lost soul in hiding from the world. Can the Beast soften and change during Belle’s stay in his home – or is it Belle who must look beyond his grotesque appearance to what really matters?
Following the knockout success of recent Dukes shows Treasure Island, A Christmas Carol and Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast promises a feel good seasonal treat full of illusions, songs and storytelling.
“The Dukes has nailed it once again with this year’s Christmas show, putting its own unique stamp on a classic story.” Lancaster Guardian on Cinderella, 2014