Beauty and the Beast coming to Stevenage

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

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An acclaimed Welsh ballet company will bring its explosive take on an old favourite to the Hertfordshire stage this week.

Ballet Cymru, nominated by the Critics Circle National Dance Awards in 2013 as ‘Best Independent Company’, presents a sparkling and refreshing ballet based on the eternal fairy tale Beauty and the Beast at the Gordon Craig Theatre, in Stevenage, on Monday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 3.

Beauty and the Beast toured to more than 50 venues in the UK during 2011 to critical acclaim.

The production also visited Italy, playing to 1,026 people in Trieste and 987 in Como.

Like Cinderella, the tale of Beauty and the Beast is one of the best known stories in the world.

In 1946, the legendary filmmaker Jean Cocteau added to the myth by creating the masterpiece that is “La Belle et la Bete”, using much of the imagery that was later copied by Disney for their film version in 1991.

Now Ballet Cymru bring to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling.

Beauty and the Beast features choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James, costumes by Welsh designer Steve Denton and a haunting score by composer David Westcott.

Featuring stunning costumes, breathtaking choreography and heartbreaking passion, this production is the most thrilling and entertaining dance event of the year.

Ballet Cymru’s young group of dancers are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet.

Beauty and the Beast takes to the stage on Monday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 3 at 7.45pm.

Tickets start from £17. Call the box office on 01438 363200 or visit www.gordon-craig.co.uk

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