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Beasts And Beauties

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About the Show Less...

Grisly and gruesome, hilarious and hair-raising fairytale adaptations by Carol Ann Duffy, brought to the stage by Melly Still and Tim Supple. Read More >

Beasts And Beauties sees Melly Still, who has won acclaim for her work at the National Theatre on shows including Nation and Coram Boy, and Tim Supple turn their theatrical attention to Carol Ann Duffy’s fairytale adaptations.

Beasts And Beauties is a collection of European fairytales adapted by Poet Laureate Duffy. In this stage production, Still and Supple recreate a funny and deliciously gruesome world to tell these eight spine-tingling fairytales. Someone usually lives happily ever after – but not everyone – and not always.

Grisly and gruesome, hilarious and hair-raising, and featuring a beast with bad table manners and a goat that poos gold, Beasts And Beauties retells classic stories including Beauty And The Beast and The Emperor’s New Clothes.

Beasts And Beauties was first seen at the Hampstead theatre in Christmas 2010/11.

Beasts And Beauties is suitable for theatregoers aged eight and older.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 01/12/2011

Opening Night: 06/12/2011

Closing Night: 07/01/2012

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Cast & Creative


Justin Avoth, Rhiannon Harper-Rafferty, Kelly Williams


Director - Melly Still

Producer - Hampstead Theatre

Lighting Designer - Chris Davey

Sound - Matt McKenzie

Author - Carol Ann Duffy, dramatised by Melly Still and Tim Supple

About Hampstead Theatre

Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3EU

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