A tale as old as time... Disney's Beauty and the Beast the musical returns to a stage near you as part of it's 2022 tour!
Courtney Stapleton will play Belle, joined by Emmanuel Kojo as the Beast. Whereas Tom Senior will play Gaston, Gavin Lee returns as Lumiere and Sam Bailey will appear as Mrs Potts.
(Courtney Stapleton and Emmanuel Kojo)
Also joining the cast are Samantha Bingley (The Wardrobe), Emma Caffrey (Babette), Louis Stockil (Le Fou) , Martin Ball (Maurice) Nigel Richards (Cogsworth) and Joshua Smith/Theo Querico/Manasseh Mapira/Rojae Simpson/Iesa Miller all play Chip at alternate performances.
Jake Bishop, Pamela Blair, Liam Buckland, Jasmine Davis, Autumn Draper, Daisy Edwards, Alyn Hawke, George Hinson, Jennifer Louise Jones, Brontë Lavine, Thomas-Lee Kidd, David McIntosh, Aimee Moore, Sam Murphy, Ashley-Jordon Packer, Emily Squibb, Grace Swaby, India Thornton and Rhys West have also been announced to join the cast.
The create team includes: Matt West (director and choreography), Stan Meyer (scenic designer), Ann Hould-Ward (costume designer) and Natasha Katz (lighting designer) .
New dance arrangements will also be created by David Chase, while Michael Kosarin and Danny Troob are musical supervisor/vocal arranger and orchestrator.
Director Matt West said: "I am so excited today to announce Courtney, Emmanuel and the whole company who will bring our new production of Beauty to life later this year. We have a vibrant and exciting cast, and I look forward to working with them and our original creative team to reimagine the show for today."
The long awaited tour premieres in Bristol, with other stops including Liverpool, Edinburgh and Cardiff, and Dublin.