Beauty and the Beast (c) Nick Rutter
Beauty and the Beast (c) Nick Rutter

After a critically acclaimed 2017 run, Fat Rascal Theatre return to the King’s Head with their Offie nominated, gender-swapped musical parody of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast ahead of their UK tour.

She’s grotesque. A possessive beast of a woman, to be sure. But look on the bright side, Beau: she’s got a lovely personality. Somewhere. Under all the fur.

A fairy tale land, far, far away. A handsome young bookworm who always dreamt of more. A hideous beast, in her cursed castle… It’s a tale as old as time, as you’ve never heard it before. Brace yourself for 100 minutes of boundless energy and musical mayhem as Fat Rascal Theatre explore whether fairy tales really can come true – even when the princess doesn’t quite fit the slipper.

The show will open at the Mumford Theatre in Cambridge on the 27th and 28th of October ahead of the run at the King’s Head Theatre, before playing at the Old Joint Stock in Birmingham, The Civic in Stourport and Theatre Delicatessen in Sheffield, with more dates to be announced. The full cast from the original run will be returning.

Winners of the Otherplace/Balkan Award, the Eddies Award, the VAULT festival ‘Festival Spirit’ Award and nominated for an Off West End Award, Fat Rascal Theatre has quickly become a home for new musical theatre, having written and produced 5 new musicals since its inception in 2016. It is a company run by women, discussing social and political issues through an accessible and appealing format to engage a wider audience. They believe that theatre should aim to inspire, educate or liberate and should be available to everybody.

Beauty and The Beast is at The King’s Head Theatre 31st October to 17th November 2018.

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