Updated: 17 February 2015
Spa Theatre Company Juniors present
Beauty and the Beast
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
11–13 June at 7.30pm
Beauty and the Beast is the story of a selfish, greedy
and vain prince who struggles to show love and affection to others.
When he refuses to help an unattractive old beggar woman leaving her
out in the cold, he becomes cursed by a spell that turns him into an
ugly Beast.The only way the curse can be broken is for the Beast to
learn to love, and to be loved in return. When the innocent and
beautiful young Belle agrees to remain a prisoner at his castle in
exchange for her father’s freedom, the Beast soon realises what
love is – but will she be the one to break the spell?
This stage version is based on Disney’s 1991 interpretation of
the French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, published
in 1756. It features familiar songs from the film including the
much-loved title song and the showstopping Be Our Guest.