Beauty & the Beast (online) - Chichester Festival Theatre
- Plays and Theatre
Chichester Festival Youth Theatre production of Beauty and the Beast (adapted by Anna Ledwich, music and lyrics by Richard Taylor) will be the next production to be streamed online from Chichester Festival Theatre. Especially suitable for family audiences from ages 7 up, the production will be available on CFT’s website for 30 days from 21 May and will be free to watch.
Rather than a traditional pantomime, Chichester is the only major theatre in the country to hand over its main stage to its Youth Theatre for the Christmas production, which is produced to the same high standard as Festival offerings and with a professional creative team. In 2017, the award-winning Chichester Festival Youth Theatre presented a brand new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast by Anna Ledwich (The Butterfly Lion) from the original fairy tale, with music and lyrics by Richard Taylor (Flowers for Mrs Harris).