Beauty and the Beast in Bath

PUBLISHED: 15:33 29 November 2012

Beauty and the Beast. Photo: Bill Cooper

Beauty and the Beast. Photo: Bill Cooper

Bill Cooper

A NEW ballet production of Beauty and the Beast, featuring a mix of passionate storytelling and classic dance, is being performed at the Theatre Royal Bath.

The show is an exciting addition to the North Ballet company and has been choreographed by the company’s artistic director David Nixon OBE.

Beauty and the Beast rediscovers the enchanting and magical aspects of this traditional fairy tale, exploring the values of good versus evil that lie at its heart.

The ballet tells the story of a young prince who is transformed into a beast as a punishment for his arrogance until the spell is broken by the sacrifice of true love.

In Beauty’s presence the Beast remembers the joy he once had and his willingness to sacrifice his life for her allows his transformation back to a handsome prince.

Audiences will be transported into an enchanting world of colour, inhabited by fairies, goblins and spirits, with an elaborate mirrored set and haute couture-style costumes designed by David Nixon.

The show will be accompanied by infectious music from Saint-Säens, Bizet, Debussy and Glazunov, played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Beauty and the Beast will be at the theatre until Saturday at £7.30pm. Tickets, priced £22-41, are available from the box office on 01225 448844.

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