Beauty and the Beast is an upcoming 2017 American romantic fantasy musical film directed by Bill Condon and written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Stephen Chbosky.
The film is a live-action adaptation of the 1991 Disney animated musical film, which is based on the fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.
Emma Watson stars as Belle opposite Welsh actor Luke Evans as Beast.
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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne will receive its world premiere in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre this summer.
“It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”Book tickets
As the Bennet sisters haplessly search for love in Jane Austen’s ultimate romantic comedy, it is Mr Darcy who unwittingly finds his match.
Pride and Prejudice returns to the Open Air Theatre following a sell-out run in 2013, and features the Olivier Award-winning Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men, Educating Rita, Waiting for Godot) and Felicity Montagu (Alan Partridge, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Durrells) as Mr and Mrs Bennet. Celebrating the legacy of Jane Austen as we approach her bicentennial, the production then tours the UK through until 2017; this is Austen “still dazzling after 200 years” (Observer).
Deborah Bruce directs.Buy Tickets
Stuart Angell joins the cast of The Grinning Man at Bristol Old Vic. Tom Morris will direct.
The Grinning Man is a wonderfully weird and wickedly wild new musical directed by Tom Morris and based on the The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo.
The King is dead, but who the hell cares? A strange new act has arrived at the fair in the centre of the capital, a grotesque oasis of entertainment.
The show runs from 13th October – 13th November.Book tickets
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Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Lazarus focuses on Thomas Newton, as he remains still on Earth – a ‘man’ unable to die, his head soaked in cheap gin and haunted by a past love. We follow Newton during the course of a few days where the arrival of another lost soul – might set him finally free.
Reprising their roles from the original New York production are Michael C Hall (Thomas Newton), Michael Esper (Valentine) and Sophia Anne Caruso* (Girl). They are joined by Gabrielle Brooks, Sydnie Christmas, Richard Hansell, Amy Lennox, Maimuna Memon, Jamie Muscato, Tom Parsons and Julie Yammanee.
Frances will star in Two Noble Kinsmen, The Rover and Seven Acts of Mercy, running until February 2017.
Seven Acts of Mercy, the last play in the season, is a new play by Anders Lustgarten, directed by Erica Whyman. It has a double time-frame – 16th Century Italy and present day Liverpool.Book Tickets
Claire-Marie as Tuptim in The King and I, directed by Paul Kerryson.
Claire-Marie trained at Mountview. She has worked extensively in Musical Theatre since graduating.
Claire-Marie’s first role was that of Cosette in Les Miserables in the West End. Most recently she played Princess Jasmine in Aladdin at Wimbledon Theatre, directed by Ian Talbot.Spotlight