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Beauty and the Beast (Lyceum Theatre version)

  • Stuart Paterson
  • Full Length Play, Drama, Fantasy/Adventure
  • 4M, 4F
  • ISBN: NHB-11272

A brilliant version of the classic tale.

  • Full Length Play
  • Drama, Fantasy/Adventure

  • Target Audience: Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, Community Theatre
A brilliant version of the classic tale, from a playwright acclaimed as "the master of children's theatre" (Scotsman).

Stuart Paterson's play Beauty and the Beast was first performed at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, in 1987, and has been revived many times since.


"An inspired modern version of the story, given a fine momentum by Crackjaw the witch, a ferocious hate-mongering villainess. There's also a cheeky goblin called Dunt, a gorgeous pantomime dog called Billy, a magnificent pair of (female) Ugly sisters, and a hero who amounts to something more than the usual insipid Prince. The audience participation rages fast and furious..."


Premiere Production: Lyceum, Edinburgh, 1987, then tour.
  • Casting: 4M, 4F
  • Casting Attributes: Good role(s) for female performers, Good role(s) for younger performers, Expandable casting