Beauty And The Beast Movie Tour At London Palladium From June 24, 2022
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast the Musical, currently touring the UK, will play a limited season at the London Palladium this summer from June 24 – September 17, 2022. You can easily purchase tickets to watch this marvelous piece of art from January 28.
This Beauty and the Beast is a modernized version from the original stage production with the latest technology and unique designs.
As the leading roles, Shaq Taylor and Courtney Stapleton will appear. As a performer, Courtney has worked on Dear Evan Hansen, Six, Les Misérables, and Bat Out of Hell, while Shaq has appeared in Girl from the North Country, Hadestown, and Hex.
Tom Senior (The Pirates of Penzance, Eugenius!) plays Gaston, and Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins, SpongeBob SquarePants, Les Misérables) plays Lumiere. Sam Bailey (The X Factor winner 2013) portrays Mrs. Potts, while Nigel Richards (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables) portrays Cogsworth.
The show stars Martin Ball (Les Misérables, Wicked, Top Hat) as Maurice, Samantha Bingley (Martha In The Secret Garden) as Wardrobe, Emma Caffrey (Curtains, 42nd Street, Funny Girl) as Babette, and Louis Stockil (Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia!) as Le Fou.
The entire team includes Richard Astbury, Jasmine Davis, Sarah Benbelaid, Jake Bishop, Pamela Blair, Liam Buckland, Matthew Dawkins, Autumn Draper, Daisy Edwards, George Hinson, Jennifer Louise Jones, Bronte Lavine, Thomas-Lee Kidd, David McIntosh, Sam Murphy, Ashley-Jordon Packer, Emily Squibb, Grace Swaby, India Thornton, Aimee Moore, and Rhys West.
Director and Designers
Matthew West, who’s been nominated for an Oliver Award, directs and choreographs the show. He led a team that included Alan Menken, Tim Rice, Linda Woolverton, Stan Meyer, Ann Hould-Ward, and Natasha Katz. These include a composer, lyricist, book writer, scenic designer, costume designer, and lighting designer.
As part of the design team, Tony®-winner John Shivers is sound designer, Darryl Maloney is visual designer, and David H. Lawrence is hair designer. The illusion is designed by Jim Steinmeyer, who was also involved in the original 1994 production.
When Disney first put Beauty and the Beast on Broadway 28 years ago, the team received five Tony® nominees and a win for Hould-Ward’s costume design. Pippa Ailion Casting handles the casting for the production.
More About This Masterpiece
Over two million people attended Disney’s original West End production of Beauty and the Beast, which opened at the Dominion Theatre in April 1997. The 1998 Olivier Award-winning show toured the UK & Ireland in 2001 and enjoyed huge success.
It premiered on Broadway in April 1994 and received nine nominations and one win for its adaptation of the 1991 feature film – the first animated feature to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture.
Current Tour of Beauty and The Beast
The show played on for more than 13 years before closing in 2007. Although it opened 28 years ago, it remains one of the top 10 longest-running Broadway shows to this day. The current Beauty and the Beast UK Tour continues at the London Palladium and will lead to the summer.