The most enchanted musical of all time is coming to the London Palladium for a limited season!
Reimagining the much-loved, Olivier Award winning production. Starring Courtney Stapleton as Belle and Shaq Taylor as the Beast. The production will open on 24 June 2022.
Courtney’s credits include Dear Evan Hansen, Six, Les Misérables and Bat Out of Hell. Shaq is best known for performing in Girl from the North Country, Hadestown and Hex.
The new production has been adapted to reflect modern times and holds relevance to our lives since the pandemic. Thomas Schumacher says, “Our own castles, our own homes – if you will – have been shut down around us with a curse. And how will we be transformed and step into the light of day again.”
Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Broadway Musical, Les Misérables) plays Lumiere and Tom Senior (The Pirates of Penzance, Eugenius!) is Gaston. Sam Bailey (The X-Factor winner 2013, Blood Brothers) plays the legendary role of Mrs Potts, with Nigel Richards (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables) as Cogsworth. Martin Ball (Les Misérables, Wicked, Top Hat) takes the role of Maurice, Samantha Bingley (Martha In The Secret Garden) is Wardrobe, Emma Caffrey (Curtains, 42nd Street, Funny Girl) is Babette and Louis Stockil (Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia!) plays Le Fou.
The full company is completed with Richard Astbury, Sarah Benbelaid, Jake Bishop, Pamela Blair, Liam Buckland, Jasmine Davis, Matthew Dawkins, 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.
Don’t miss this timeless romantic tale brought to life on stage like never before, with all the charm and elegance audiences expect from Belle and her Beast.